“Mirror, Image presents two constrained works that combine anagrams and palindromes, and which take inspiration from optical phenomena. The first work features two palindromic sonnets that are perfect anagrams of each other. The second features four shorter poems, all palindromic in various ways, and all perfect anagrams."
Anthony Etherin is a UK-based writer of experimental poetry and music. His poems have appeared online in The Account, Five:2:One, and Nagari magazines, among others, and he has had leaflets or chapbooks published by No Press, Penteract Press, Spacecraft Press, and The Blasted Tree. Find him on twitter, @Anthony_Etherin, and via his website, anthonyetherin.wordpress.com.
"The first stanza of California Diet, determined with computational assistance, is subjected to the process of slenderizing (the removal of all instances of a particular letter) repeatedly, producing new, slimmer stanzas."
Nick Montfort's computer-generated books of poetry include #!, Autopia, and The Truelist, forthcoming from Counterpath in his new Using Electricity series. Collaborations include The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between, 2x6, and Renderings. His digital artwork was shown in summer 2017 at Babycastles in New York and in Boston City Hall. He has five MIT Press books out, with his contribution to the press's Essential Knowledge series, entitled The Future, coming in late 2017. He is professor of digital media at MIT and lives in New York and Boston.
"The poems featured in this leaflet are taken from a series entitled 'The Nothings of the Alphabet', which presents works composed using only the shapes that make up the closed parts of the letters A, B, D, O, P, Q, and R. The shape made by the enclosure of a letter is referred to as a 'counter' in typography. These pieces thus give presence to an aspect of the alphabet that is otherwise thought of as void."
Eric Schmaltz is an intermedia artist, writer, and educator living in Toronto. His work has been featured in Canada and internationally in galleries, periodicals, chapbooks, and pamphlets. More at: ericschmaltz.com
‘Framed’ presents a series of abstract writings that deal with the idea of the frame, encouraging the reader to literally and figuratively think outside the box.
andrew topel has been involved with the hybrid form of visual poetry since 2002. His chapbooks include ASSASSIN (Xexoxial Editions), BLUEPRINTS (ZIMZALLA), LETTERS PATTERNS STRUCTURES (FactSimile) & vviissiioonnss (red fox press).
From the author: "The body of this poem is an overwrite of an existing text. As a constraint, I deliberately chose a text for its being unpoetic: the original "body" is a scientific abstract I wrote last year for an oral presentation. My plan was to squeeze a second text out of this abstract. Amusingly, this procedure evolved into a "proof" of a statement I borrow from my companion: "Physicists do physics. Poets do poetry. Which is more or less the same thing." I finally incorporated this aspect in the text as its abstract — an abstract of an abstract: things come full circle."
Florence Lenaers is a usurper—a physics PhD student pretending to be a poet, or perhaps the other way around. When not meddling with words, she weaves tales of atoms trapped in cages of light & castles of magnetic field lines at the University of Liège (Belgium). She tweets as @flloaers.