Out now from Post-Asemic Press! A re-release of pure intensity in the form of sound poetic brilliance. The album is titled Owl Noise Zero by Owl Brain Atlas, the sound art project of poet J.D.Nelson. It was originally self released back in 2013, but has now found a home at PAP's Bandcamp site. J.D. is also going to release his debut collection of poems in ghostly onehead next month (September 2022) via PAP. So keep a lookout for his new poetry collection that keeps the beat spirit alive and evolving into the 21st Century.
Monday, August 8, 2022
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Here's a selection from Rodica's review for PAP.
From a review of Glyphs of Uncertain Meaning published in:
Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Humanities
Vol. XXVII (2022), nr. 1
Friday, July 8, 2022
Possible Gardens by Jaap Blonk is available now from Post-Asemic Press at Amazon!
Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in the Netherlands) first became known worldwide for his performances of sound poetry. He has performed and taught on all continents. From his sound poetry scores he gradually developed an independent body of visual work. This new product of his abundant fantasy is a book of colourful and playful drawings, adding new dimensions to
writing. Myriads of little beings populate each page. As in the artist's 2019 book "111 Recipes" they are distant descendants of Blonk's earlier phonetic signs. From the introduction by Canadian writer, artist and scholar Derek Beaulieu: "Each possible garden is a harvest of sound and image, of script and performance, which asks the reader to be open to a new menu." One element here is the depiction of a struggle between restriction and freedom as a reminder of the recent lockdown periods: in each drawing some of the tiny beings are boxed, while many others roam freely. Sometimes the images look like scientific illustrations from an unknown world, depicting mysterious interactions and behaviors. But always there is poetry in these protozoa as they squirm and swim though a microscopic linguistic field, ebbing and flowing, gathering and fracturing – a constant dance of interplay and restriction. This edition fits the history of Post-Asemic Press beautifully, as a publisher of novel ways of writing. Asemic: no semantic meaning in the word sense, abstract, but with a lively and abundant musical expression. Small wonder with Jaap Blonk's background as a world-renowned sound artist.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
PAP is now officially listed at Poets & Writers Magazine!
Here is my author listing at Poets & Writers:
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Shanty Town by Grzegorz Wróblewski is available now at Amazon. Click here to purchase the book.
The book also has an introduction written by the Australian poet and publisher of Otoliths Mark Young.
"Rough, unkept, spontaneous and free, Grzegorz Wróblewski's Shanty Town depicts a blurry world of post-literate indecipherability. With coarsely drawn shapes imposed upon a chaos of asemic writing, this collection is built from the rubble of uncomfortable truths. A triumph of bold writing."
— Dave Read
"Shanty Town packs a powerful punch. It stakes you straight through the heart and throws you overboard, only to next moment toss you a life buoy. It's Grzegorz Wróblewski's opus magnum, in which he brought together the heart and the mind on a whole new level. I see a world that worries him but nonetheless he manages to draw pure beauty from it. Somewhere in between, a fragile hope for salvation emerges. His own and ours."
— Karina Obara
"Manic notes from the underbelly. Scores scored out and scorching. Fenced off communities of frozen language. Prisons, pens and penal markings. Lines are blocked off, squashed into huddles and forever ringed or scarred. Sometimes a shape emerges shaken, tries to connect, map and communicate the inner terrain; but there's pain and great beauty here we can barely contemplate. Grzegorz Wróblewski's writings express the world village in trauma. There's nothing left to say, and this is the only way of saying it."
— Stephen Nelson
"The asemic projects of Grzegorz Wróblewski are a testimony to the skills of the human hand, used to convey meaning over millennia of evolution. In the infinite repetition of shapes, lines and colors, the hand reaches a state of maximum sensitivity that allows it to detect the epiphanic proto-signals of the micro- and macroworld."
"Shanty Town is an unusual work, full of compositions unlike anything else I've seen. The pages appear to have been made in 2 stages, drawn annotations over handwritten or hand-drawn ideas underneath. The first stage ranges from well-behaved written lines as in a letter, to jerky scribbled fragmentary jottings, to sketchy doodles, young ideas captured at high speed. The second stage uses shapes such as rectangles, circles and lines, which appear to be organizing or explaining the first stage they partly cover. Although rectangles and rectangular frames are widely used, these works are at the loosest end of rectilinearity. Wróblewski uses visual rhetoric in a poetic way."
—Tim Gaze, author of Glyphs of Uncertain Meaning, publisher of Asemic magazine
Monday, April 11, 2022
The book is scheduled to be released on my 50th birthday in 2023 by Post-Asemic Press. id est is an abstract illuminated manuscript that will be 73 pages in length and reflect the universe as I have experienced it. I am posting all the pages on my Facebook wall as I complete painting them. I am using gouache and watercolor pencils to hand-paint the pages one at a time. So far I am up to page 42. The book will be a hardcover and will be available in a print-on-demand edition.
Manuscripts that influenced me are The Book of Kells, The Voynich Manuscript, The Codex Seraphinianus, and the painted books from Mexico. Though my book is influenced by the totality of human expression going all the way back to cave art and forward to asemic calligraphy, graffiti, neo expressionism, and alien scripts in science fiction. Kenneth Patchen's painted poems are another source of inspiration for me. William Blake's Illuminated Manuscripts are a major influence on my book though more in spirit than aesthetically.
Sunday, April 10, 2022
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Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk is now available around the world at Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #004Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk is available now at Amazon ! "Codex Abyssus is a work of asemic writing from poet & translat...
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Available Now! Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk @ Amazon USA, Canada, UK, Brazil, India, Japan, Mexico, Australia, & Europe (France, Germany, Italy, & Spain)! Post-Asemic Press #004Page 1 of the Codex Abyssus Codex Abyssus is in the lettrist vein, but the abysses I see (or imagine seeing), make it m...