Howie Good’s “Robots vs. Kung Fu” is a collection of dark and delightful prose poems that subvert the real. Good is a close observer of the infinitesimal and the infinite. Within these pages you will encounter the surreal bumping up against the ordinary: honey-haired frauleins in Nazi bling vs the clock; trees on fire vs [ … ]
It’s early days, but I’ve decided that NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017 will be a celebration of women: women of colour, indigenous women, trans women, the famous, the notorious, the well known, the unknown, the forgotten, the murdered, the abused, the healing, family members, friends, women from all sexual orientations, all walks and stations of life, all ages, [ … ]
AngelHousePress presents the 4th episode of The Small Machine Talks with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl in which we explore the poetry scene of central Canada.
This time around the episode is in 2 parts because it’s mega long.
Part 1 features an interview with Bywords 2015 John Newlove Award recipient, Ronald Seatter, news about recent poetry [ … ]
thanks to asemic / visual artist Louise P. Sloane for her rant, “True Blue”
“This painting “True Blue” was created using the text from the constitution of The United States of America up to the point where a president is sworn in. I made this in response to the Bush presidency. “True Blue” 2005. 80 x [ … ]
The Small Machine Talks, Episode 3 hosted by a.m. kozak & Amanda Earl,
with special guest, Jennifer Pederson. Recorded on Sunday, September 4, 2016
Click here to to listen to episode 3.
We explain the name of the podcast. Anne Carson’s influence. Jennifer talks of Eliot, Ginsberg and Ottawa poets. Jennifer tells us about a brand new initiative for [ … ]
Podcast – Episode 2 (recorded on August 14, 2016)
Please click here to listen to podcast.
Note that numbers in parenthesis represent start of section; you can fast forward to each part at will)
INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS JOHNSON (0:00:45)
We grill Ottawa poet and editor, Chris Johnson about his writing, event-attending habits and motivations, posting poems on Tumblr, [ … ]
Announcing the AngelHousePress Podcast hosted by Amanda Earl & a.m. kozak
an hour-long conversation about (mostly) poetry in Canada & beyond
Amanda Earl writes poetry, fiction, and tumblr posts about sex, loneliness, art & mischief makers. She’s the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. More info can be found at AmandaEarl.com.
a.m. kozak [ … ]
A Close Reading Service
for New Women Poets
WHAT: I will read five pages of your free verse or prose poetry, offer editing suggestions and possibly suggest poetry to read;
WHO: new poets, not yet published with a press (chapbook or spine), who identify as women; must be avid readers of contemporary poetry;
HOW: send poetry to [ … ]
AngelHousePress is pleased to present 17 Reasons by Fitz Fitzgerald and House of Many Words by Kemeny Babineau
In 17 Reasons, skeleton mariachis and ghosts wander through the life of a young punk who attempts to navigate the urban circus in all its leopard print and electrified red neon. Fitz will be reading from the chapbook [ … ]
somehow i didn’t include Heikki Saure of Finland in my list of contributors. my apologies to Heikki. his wonderful piece appears on April 11 on NationalPoetryMonth.ca.
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Thanks to everyone who took part in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016: all who sent poems and shared the work via social media, blogs and e-mails or commented on the work. Thanks to rob mclennan for the feature in OpenBookToronto. And huge thanks and appreciation to this year’s contributors:
Gary Barwin (Canada), Jason Christie, (Canada), michèle provost (Canada), [ … ]
In the latest offering for the AngelHousePress Essay Series, i talk to S. Cearley about his concrete poetry and influences. Included in the interview are four of his marvelous works.
Please visit https://angelhousepress.com to read the interview and check out other contributions to the series, [ … ]
AngelHousePress is pleased to present NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016, a month-long exaltation of poetry that transcends boundaries. In the next 30 days, please visit the site for sound poetry, visual poetry, asemic writing and poetry from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Finland, India, Italy, Romania, Tunisia, UK and USA.
Thanks to everyone who sent work for the celebration. I [ … ]
thanks to everyone who has already sent me work. i’m still looking for more. if you’ve already sent me stuff, no need to send more, but for others who are hemming & hawing, here’s the call again. please help make this year’s NationalPoetryMonth.ca fun & compelling.
the call [ … ]
“Sum: World Maps” by Gil McElroy
In “Sum: Word Maps,” Gil McElroy offers a systematic and creative form of (dis)organization of text into visual poems in analogy with living organisms in order to free text from meaning, metaphor and connotation.
Thanks to Gil for his essay. I invite you to send me your essays, rants, manifestos, interviews, [ … ]
In the latest from the AngelHousePress essay series, S. Cearley suggests that concrete poetry can be seen as a misunderstood grammar, a form that creates its own symbol, and is communicative as an expression of language. He makes an illustrative analogy with the language shared between aliens and humans in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
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In “asemic writing: recent history and ongoing research” jim leftwich questions the common definition of asemic writing as having no specific semantic content and discusses its readability while exploring the form as experimental textual poetry rather than as visual poetry or writing.
yr fallen angel,
ps-poetry wanted for NationalPoetryMonth.ca; due Feb. 28, 2016 -see guidelines at [ … ]
You’re invited to send essays, rants, manifestos, responses, interviews, reviews, artistic statements for consideration for the AngelHousePress essay series. The work can be unpublished or previously published as long as you hold copyright. The site contains prose from writers and artists in Canada, USA, Europe and Australia.
Please send pdf files with bio appended at the [ … ]
I invite you to send me poems and visual poems for consideration for the April 2016 issue of NationalPoetryMonth.ca. This year I’ve opted for a free-for-all approach. Send whatever you like. Let’s see what sticks to the internet.
The DEADLINE is February 28, 2016.
Send poems to Amanda at angelhousepress dot com .
Visual poems must [ … ]
AngelHousePress is pleased to present Experiment-O Issue 8, dedicated to Rampike Magazine. Thanks to Jason Camlot, Jason Christie, Helen Hajnoczky, Sheena Kalmakova, Karen Massey, Koji Nagai, bruno neiva, Philip Quinn, hiromi suzuki, Carol White and Ellen Wiener for their art, poetry and fiction.
yr fallen angel,
jettison/collapse by Francesco Levato
AngelHousePress is pleased to present jettison/collapse by Francesco Levato, a mash-up of poetry, linguistics and critical/cultural theory. Imagine Ferdinand de Saussure colliding with Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson in a fender bender with Benedetto Croce. The result is as delightful as peanut butter and chocolate, and ice cream in July. Levato’s mash-up [ … ]
AngelHousePress is pleased to present “phases of the harpsichord moon” by Gary Barwin, a rerelease of his first chapbook, and his first individual publication, published by Gary’s micropress, serif of nottingham in 1985 when he was 21. We fallen angels are pleased to be part of this heavenly harpsichordacious delight where Laura Secord fugues with [ … ]
In Worm’s Saving Day, a worm is infatuated with a Spanish señorita. Language continues long after we have turned to ash. Evocative of Sartre’s Being and Nothingness, this long poem continues the debate over essence vs existence. Steadman has a penchant for the picaresque. Our hero is a lowly worm, his rival is the Ash Man. Worm [ … ]
AngelHousePress is looking for long poems and poem series to publish as part of our chapbook series. Maximum 20 pages. Deadline July 30, 2015 for publication in the autumn. Author receives ten complementary copies and the chance to buy additional copies at half price. Limited edition 50 copies, no reprints. Copyright remains with the author. [ … ]
AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2015, 30 days of visual poetry, asemic writing, concrete poetry, collage, and hybrid visual pieces from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, India, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, USA. Visit the site each day in April to see work that blurs genres and transcends boundaries. Welcome to the nation of poetry.
i’ve extended the deadline for NationalPoetryMonth.ca to March 5. send no more than 3 jpgs in the categories of visual poetry, concrete poetry, collage art, asemic writing, erasure poems & anything else you can think of that might apply to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a short biography and a photo of yourself.
I’m e-mailing one last time to remind you to send visual pieces by February 28 for NationalPoetryMonth.ca. thanks to those who’ve sent so far. I’ve receive viable submissions from 30 people, but i’d like to have some choices so that I present the most compelling work to represent the vast array of visual poetry, [ … ]
First essay of 2015: Chris Turnbull writes about her rout/e project, in which she places poetry in the great outdoors.http://angelhousepress.com/index.php?Essays
If you have an essay, note, manifesto, rant, artistic or poetic statement, review or interview you’d like to contribute to the series, please let me know. email@example.com
for this year’s nationalpoetrymonth.ca, i’ve decided April 2015′s NationalPoetryMonth.ca should be entirely devoted to the publication of visual poetry.
i invite you to contribute visual poems, asemic writing, collages, book art and concrete poems.
please send high resolution JPGs (1200 pixels on the longest side), a short bio and a photograph to me by February 28, 2015. [ … ]
I’m pleased to announce the release of Experiment-O Issue 7, featuring art, poetry, visual poetry & prose from contributors from five countries, including Elizabeth Bertoldi, Volodymyr Bilyk, Selina Boan, Craig Calhoun, Ariel Gonzalez Losada, MARGENTO, a rawlings & Sachiko Murakami, sven staelens, Carol Stetser, Tom Walmsley and Liz Worth.
experiment-o is an annual PDF magazine established [ … ]