Issue 1 Spring 2009 V. JOSHUA ADAMS is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and editor of Chicago Review. JOE AMATO‘s recent books include Pain Plus Thyme (Factory School 2008) and Industrial Poetics: Demo Tracks for a Mobile Culture (Iowa 2006). His memoir, Once an Engineer: A Song of the Salt City, is forthcoming later […]
DAVID-BAPTISTE CHIROT was born Lafayette, Indiana, grew up in Vermont, and has lived in Gottingen, Germany; Arles and Paris, France; Hastveda, Sweden; Wroclaw, Poland; Boston and currently Milwaukee. Since 2006 creating via essays, “El Colonel” fictions, Visual, Sound, Event works, and curating international Mail Art/Visual Poetry Calls, a critique/investigation of “The New Extreme Experimental American Poetry and Arts” involving the intersections of torture and art, the interrelationships among language, rebranding, the military, surveillance, security, starvation, detention, imprisonment & siege in Poetry & Art. As part of his human rights activism, work in over 90 different print and electronic journals, galleries and blogs, and has been translated into 8 languages. His books include Anarkeyology (Runaway Spoon), Offender Handbook and Zada (Reflections, Chicago/Kiev), HUNG ER (Neotrope), found rubBEings (Xerolage 32), and Zero Poem (Traverse). His work has appeared in the anthologies Word Score Utterance Choreography (ed. Bob Cobbing, London) and Loose Watch (ed. John M. Bennett, London). More of his own work, plus an ongoing assembly of new visual poetry by other artists, can be found at facebook.com/scrawlsESP.
FEATURED ARTIST David-Baptiste Chirot NECESSITY IS THE MOTHERFUCKER OF INVENTION thoughts on the delete button THE NEW EXTREME EXPERIMENTAL AMERICAN POETRY a gallery featuring the visual works of poet, artist, and human rights activist David-Baptiste Chirot Jared Schickling, David-Baptiste Chirot FINDING THE ROOOT an interview conducted by Jared Schickling with David-Baptiste Chirot that will […]
[extract] this takes place by becoming aware of the flows of time seen in the dust motes in a light coming through the drawn venetian blinds of late winter’s afternoon—and mixing with these whorls of smoke from slowly burning cigarettes—if one begins to look with the sense of time being what one is seeing—then one finds […]
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I. Reading about the genocides in Rwanda recently, one aspect of their carrying out struck me in a way it had not before. This was the sealing off of the areas in which the killings were to be done not only physically but electronically. All electricity within these zones was cut, as well as all […]