Monday, March 11, 2019

Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk is now available around the world at Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #004

Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk is available now at Amazon!

"Codex Abyssus is a work of asemic writing from poet & translator Volodymyr Bilyk, and is an exploration of the nether regions of writing."
—From the book description

"Codex Abyssus is a work like no other. This new edition adds a chapter of 43 new pages which are less chaotic than the original first edition of the book, but resonate with the creative obsession of a writer's living artistic cells. Codex Abyssus is a conversation about the liberation and constraint of encasement. These abstract calligraphic boxes are meant to be lived in, given away as presents, or escaped from. Reading the squares of Volodymyr's infinite design and imaginative potential, one is first drawn in by the familiarity of the handwritten gestures, and then by the asemic signs with their unique quadrangle symbolism. It is a work that ends with elastic technique, and the simple pleasant low-tech approach of a pen and paper manuscript. It is an enjoyable work because it contrasts and collaborates with the electronic overload and flood of information on the Internet. Codex Abyssus is a document of human scrawls in their purest unfiltered creative state."
—Michael Jacobson, Publisher at Post-Asemic Press 

"An epic of intricate maniacal boxes encoded as mischief."
—Amanda Earl, publisher at AngelHousePress

"Zigzagging map-like lines. Thick and thin lines alternating. Shaded triangles emerg- ing from one side of the square. Taken together, these little squares add up to a surfeit of images, an impossible-to-take-in totality. To read this book is to get lost into its detailing, not to come to some sort of vision. It literally is its details."     
—Jefferson Hansen, in Rain Taxi  


  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Post-Asemic Press (March 7, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1732878862
  • ISBN-13: 978-1732878860
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces  
  • Price: $15.00

Sample pages:





 Codex Abyssus is available now at Amazon:

Amazon USA

Amazon Australia

Amazon Brazil (Brasil)

Amazon Canada

Amazon France

Amazon Germany (Deutschland)

Amazon India

Amazon Japan (日本)

Amazon Mexico

Amazon Spain (España)

Amazon UK


Bio: Volodymyr Bilyk is a poet from Ukraine who writes in 
English. Basically, he's from another dimension or Parts 
Unknown.
Long story short: he follows Ezra Pound's "Make It New" and 
considers The Pink Fairies song "Do It" to be a quite 
adequate description of his artistic intentions.  

His latest book "Roadrage" was published by Zimzalla 
in 2018. The other works include "To When Tea Ties Hence 
to Wank It Too" / "Eminent Means of Basil Dado Hem-Welt" 
(2015), "Heartbeat, Footclick, Machine Gun Vocalizes" 
(2016)"Eellogofusciohipoppokunurious" (2017) and "Lisa 
Simpson Poems" (2018).

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The proof copy of 'Codex Abyssus' by Volodymyr Bilyk was delivered today!


I received two fine perfect bound proof copies of Volodymyr Bilyk's Codex Abyssus from UPS today. The book is all ready to go; It just needs final approval from Volodymyr and Amazon

Codex Abyssus is a work like no other. This new edition adds a chapter of 43 new pages which are less chaotic than the original first edition of the book, but resonate with the creative obsession of a writer's living artistic cells. Codex Abyssus is a conversation about the liberation and constraint of encasement. These abstract calligraphic boxes are meant to be lived in, given away as presents, or escaped from. Reading the squares of Volodymyr's infinite design and imaginative potential, one is first drawn in by the familiarity of the handwritten gestures, and then by the asemic signs with their quadrangle symbolism. It is a work that ends with elastic technique, and the simple pleasant low-tech approach of a pen and paper manuscript. It is an enjoyable work because it contrasts and collaborates with the electronic overload and flood of information on the Internet. Codex Abyssus is a document of human scrawls in their purest unfiltered creative state. Expect it to drop from Post-Asemic Press, in an unlimited print-on-demand edition, by late March, 2019!


Page 1 from Codex Abyssus

 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Coming Soon, In Spring of 2019, A New Edition of Codex Abyssus (45 New Pages) by Volodymyr Bilyk! Post-Asemic Press #004


Coming Soon, in late March 2019, a brand new edition of Volodymyr Bilyk's asemic masterpiece Codex Abyssus, Post-Asemic Press #004! Volodymyr has worked hard on getting this expanded title released. The first edition is sold out. This new edition carries on from the original codex but adds a brand new chapter full of 45 new obsessive compulsive non-dis-ordered pages. While this book exhibits a one-of-a-kind romp through Bilyk's imagined calligraphic Pandora's boxes, hope is kept sacred and springs eternal from every mind-bending monastic cell. The pages could be a bird's eye view of a city, a graphic textile design from ancient Africa, or a European lettriste cave painting of a computer motherboard; whatever it is, it becomes a test of the mind's eye. Below is a sample image:

A sample page from the new edition of Codex Abyssus.

More info, and the Codex Abyssus, coming soon!

"An epic of intricate maniacal boxes encoded as mischief."
—Amanda Earl, publisher at AngelHousePress  

"Zigzagging map-like lines. Thick and thin lines alternating. Shaded triangles emerg- ing from one side of the square. Taken together, these little squares add up to a surfeit of images, an impossible-to-take-in totality. To read this book is to get lost into its detailing, not to come to some sort of vision. It literally is its details."     
—Jefferson Hansen, in Rain Taxi


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Asemic Writing, Abstract Calligraphy, Experimental Literature, Etc: An Updated Amazon List Of All Post-Asemic Press Titles!


Post-Asemic Press is a new small press imprint from writer, artist, and independent curator Michael Jacobson. Post-Asemic Press will publish works of asemic writing, abstract calligraphy, punk calligraphy, undeciphered scripts, wordless writing, Lettrisme, experimental literature, post-graffiti, alien writing, poem brut, ultra-free writing, abstract comics, vispo, proto-writing, text art, and anything else he finds interesting. At first, all of the titles will be in black & white, but eventually he would like to publish full color works. Post-Asemic Press is based in cyberspace on THATplanet with a physical office on Earth in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. All Post-Asemic Press titles can be purchased in the shop at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, or online at Amazon.



Wednesday, January 23, 2019

FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED by Marilyn R. Rosenberg is available now at Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #008

 
After a slight delay because of the relaunching of Post-Asemic Press, Marilyn R. Rosenberg's energetic asemic action writing is finally available at Amazon. FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED is a book which at first inspection resembles chaotic scribbles, but then as the reader advances through Marilyn's calligraphic artistry, subtle unveilings take the reader through a story rendered timeless by the text's handwritten abstract scribal gestures. This is not a book generated by a computer— It is a human work, original and resistant. This asemic artists' book captures the ultra free writing of the current asemic spirit in a creative and experienced playful way. Marilyn has mastered a synthesis of a calligraphic hand and creative mind as only an artist and poet combined can generate. Marilyn best explains it here:

"The concept started here with a new irritation, a bite of memory, and a triggered reference as a glimpse, with a ghost of an old idea. FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED can be read, continuing in both directions, and so has two beginnings and possibly no end, spiraling around, as do most of MRR’s bookworks, and can be read in more than one direction. So seeing is both forward and backward, up, down and around. Broken unity, and hesitations in continuity, are so often concretely expressed by the fragmented circle. But, the complete circle does convey the absence of interruption, and many circles, whole and part circles are here. There are fish in various places, which for decades are the metaphors for groups, family or specific personalities. The name of a fish, the type of fish, gives the clue to its reason for being in the space it occupies. Calligraphic marks can recount one side of abstract conversations. Sometimes the open folio is one thought, but most often the facing pages are in dialogue, sometimes in heated contrast and possibly interacting or playing with the pages before and those pages ahead. Calligraphic drawing marks, indecipherable language, Ideogrammatic language, asemic poetry, is the language without known language, before written language, the language beyond any language. Varieties of Ideogram languages/ asemic narratives, tell abstract stories, of course. Interacting within themselves and with the viewer/reader, the pages do ask- are we filled with drawings or poems? Altered and added marks, layered, have hints of depth, space, and sometimes of darkness. Images of objects, and new marks together with those from this earlier series, develop new groups of visual and asemic poems/drawings. 2018 computer collages are 90, or so, pages in this edition artists' book - FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED."

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Post-Asemic Press (January 20, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1732878838
  • ISBN-13: 978-1732878839
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Price: $15.00 

A dynamic and liberating journey that takes us far beyond the
neat and disciplined ranks of book typography into the unknown. 

—Simon Morley, author of Seven Keys to Modern Art    

I’ve known Marilyn R. Rosenberg’s work since the mid-80s and
have had the honor of publishing her work as an issue of the visual
poetry magazine Xerolage.  In the era of fact facts and fake fakes
these gestures of pen, pencil and brush expose the pre-cognitive
gestures of a mind always moving thru a landscape populated by
the enigmas of language yet to be understood. We open the
notebook to remember, to project, to learn how to think again. The
never-ending story never ends, or so we are led to believe.  Believe
in the marks your hand makes when no one is watching.  They will
never lie.

—mIEKAL aND, poet and publisher at Xexoxial Editions
 
Click here to purchase FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED at Amazon USA

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Sample pages:

Page 5

Page 8


   



BRIEF BIO -  Marilyn R. Rosenberg



Born in Philadelphia Pa, MRR is second generation in the USA and all of her family came from the Ukraine while it was under Russian rule. She and Bob have two daughters, 5 grand sons and one grand daughter. Through the years MRR has had a varied education, then in 1978, a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Studio Arts at Empire State College, State U of NY.  In 1993 MRR graduated with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University, NY, NY. 






Marilyn R. Rosenberg, as usual, with actual and virtual collage, with pen and brush, stencils, ink, and gouache is making unique and edition images often in bookworks or artists' books. And using the mouse, the Mac, and scanner MRR makes marks, images and words. Since 1977 MRR has been in some one person exhibitions and very many international group exhibits. MRR’s works are part of early mail art, and in current interactions. Ongoing MRR makes artists’ stamps, bookmarks, artists’ books, visual and asemic poetry. A small percentage are created with collaborators. Many unique sculptural bookworks, and published edition works, and works in catalogs, zines and anthologies can be found in university, college and museum library collections.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

A new edition of my book 'Works and Interviews' by Michael Jacobson is available now at Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #001

A new edition of my book Works and Interviews is available now at Amazon!

Here is the book description:

"Works & Interviews collects Michael Jacobson's dynamic asemic writing and his thoughts on the current asemic movement in art and literature. Included in the book are his asemic "stories" The Giant's Fence, Action Figures, A Headhunter's Tale, PΩz, THAT: A Plan(et), and The Paranoia Machine. The text also contains 9 interviews he has given to various online journals over the years such as at Full of Crow, SCRIPTjr.nl, Samplekannon, Asymptote Journal, Slova, Twenty-Four Hours, David Allen Binder, 4 Questions with Marco Giovenale, and also includes a previously unpublished interview with Jacobson by poet and journalist Volodymyr Bilyk. Works & Interviews documents the evolution of an early 21st century artist, writer, and publisher who uses science fiction calligraphic scripts to explore the locus of manuscript art in relation to technology and internet culture. Since 2008 Michael Jacobson has curated the influential blog/gallery The New Post-Literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing, and in 2017 he was a guest curator of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts exhibit Asemic Writing: Offline & In The Gallery, which was the first large-scale group exhibit of asemic writing in the United States. In 2013 he co-edited with Tim Gaze An Anthology Of Asemic Handwriting, which collected over one hundred asemic scribes from around the world and is the most definitive collection of asemic literature published so far. In 2017 he founded Post-Asemic Press to publish asemic writing, experimental literature, post-graffiti, abstract comics, visual poetry, Lettrisme, abstract calligraphy, etc. He currently lives in Minneapolis, is a father, an avid cyclist, and posts most of his asemics, art, and gif animation pohmz to his online ELLO studio: @asemicwriter."

  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Post-Asemic Press (November 30, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1732878803
  • ISBN-13: 978-1732878808
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces 
  • Price: $16.00
Click here to purchase Works and Interviews at Amazon.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

I Interviewed Rosaire Appel for Steven J. Fowler's Poem Brut Website!

I think the interview turned out great! Click on the following link to read the interview:
https://www.poembrut.com/appelinterview

Here is the new cover art for Rosaire's book Zinc Zanc Zunc: An Asemic Conjugation which is being re-released next month by Post-Asemic Press.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Post-Asemic Press now has its own Amazon List and other PAP News!

Click here to view the new list.  I wanted a list specifically for Post-Asemic Press titles, because while the presses main niche is asemic writing, I do in the future plan on publishing other forms of experimental writing. So I decided to make a list that is reflective of this mission. Since the switch to Kindle Direct Publishing has started, I am also going to be re-releasing all PAP titles with new ISBNs so they all have Post-Asemic Press as the imprint instead of Createspace. The next three PAP titles will be coming soon. My book Works & Interviews will be the first title to be re-released, with new cover art. It will be followed by Marilyn R. Rosenberg's FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED, and an updated edition, with new pages, of Volodymyr Bilyk's intense work Codex Abyssus. A book by Cecil Touchon is also in the works for this winter. Here is the old Amazon asemic writing list, where almost all the asemic writing books on Amazon are collected.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Post-Asemic Press News and new cover art for Works & Interviews by Michael Jacobson


Createspace is closing so I spent the day moving all Post-Asemic Press titles to Kindle Direct Publishing and getting them set up there. KDP is still run by Amazon but the new publishing page is more streamlined and is a cleaner but slightly slower experience. Since it is a new site for the press, I went ahead and made new cover art for my book Works & Interviews.

If you are in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on September 22nd, from 6 to 7 pm, stop by Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Avenue South, in Minneapolis. Jefferson Hansen will be having a book release reading for 100 Hybrids. His book plus all other PAP titles will be available for sale. So stop by and say hello and enjoy poetry from Jeff and other great Minnesota poets. Here is the Facebook event page.

Marilyn R. Rosenberg's book of asemic abstract calligraphy FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED is still set to come out in early October 2018. We are just waiting on one more blurb.

I am also excited to announce that the great calligrapher, artist, and collage poet Cecil Touchon is going to be doing a book with PAP this late November 2018. The title of the book is still undecided, but we have plenty of material to make a great new book!

In other PAP news, the other day I met with visual poet and architect  Scott Helmes. We are going to do a book together sometime early next year. The book is tentatively titled "Cut-Up Magazine Asemics" until we find a better name. Look for Scott's book to be released in Spring of 2019.

Also in 2019, look for new PAP books by Australia's asemic writing maestro Tim Gaze, and a book of asemic tattoo magick stories by Brazilian artist Renan Rodrigues. PAP is likewise going to be releasing a book of asemic glitch poems by the Italian poet Marco Giovenale. A book by Tom Cassidy aka Musicmaster is also in the works. Volodymyr Bilyk's title Codex Abyssus will also be expanded next year with 30+ pages of new material.

In 2020 PAP will be open for submissions again.

A Page from an Asemic Magick Book by Renan Rodrigues