Thursday, November 23, 2023

GRADIENTS by Kristine Snodgrass is Out Now @ Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #026

 

Out now from Post-Asemic Press, Gradients by Kristine Snodgrass! 

She best explains the book here:

"Gradients is a book of digital transmographications of asemics tattooed and drawn on the poet’s body. The work plays with mutations, embellishment, ritual, and collaboration with artists and tattoo artists. This book offers a moment to look at the process and images that resulted."

“Snodgrass’s Gradients is a haunting series of visual poems, examining the relationships between images and ideologies, particularly the misogynistic currents in American commercial discourse and its depictions of femininity. Asemic poems, written or tattooed directly onto the poet’s body, are photographed and then transformed by the poet through glitching. The resulting “Gradients” allow perversely fascinating visions of societal structures that emerge from obliterations of the female form. The reader is at once reminded of the ideological implications of any image, so often and so easily overlooked and accepted, as well as the role of the viewer in creating the real world effects of these implications. It is an astonishing book!” 

–Andrew Brenza

“In the twisted cosmic dance of cannibalistic energies, Kristine Snodgrass’ Gradients emerges as a frenzied feast for the senses. It devours the boundaries of perception, consuming the flesh of conventional art forms and regurgitating a psychedelic organ traffic of raw expression. Through glitched visions and asemic transgressions, it devours the oppressive structures that confine us, devouring them with insatiable hunger. Within Gradients, the body becomes an altar of consumption, where tattoos and asemic writings are etched upon the skin, merging with the very essence of existence. It is a ritual of devouring, a carnal communion with the chaotic forces that reside within. The colors bleed and merge, swirling in a cosmic maelstrom of ecstasy and despair, as the boundaries between self and other dissolve into an abyss of cosmic cannibalism. The images and collages pulsate with an unearthly vitality, drawing us into a vortex of fragmented realities. It is a visual chaos, where the grotesque and the beautiful intertwine in an intricate dance of creation and destruction. Gradients devours the limitations of perception, transcending the confines of the known universe and plunging us into the depths of cosmic cannibalism. In this swirling chaos, pain and pleasure intertwine, merging into a sublime ecstasy that defies comprehension. It is a journey into the darkest recesses of the psyche, where the primal urges of consumption and creation merge into a singular cosmic act. Gradients is a testament to the insatiable hunger of the creative spirit, a feast for those willing to abandon the safety of the known and embrace the devouring embrace of cosmic cannibalism.”


—Kenji Siratori, author of Blood Electric and Paracelsus


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Post-Asemic Press (November 15, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 64 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1736614754
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1736614754
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 16 - + years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.3 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.16 x 9 inches
  • Price : $16.00

Gradients is available at these links:
Sample images from GRADIENTS:








Bio: Snodgrass is an artist, poet, professor, editor, cultural advocate, and publisher living in Tallahassee, Florida. Her written and visual works have appeared world-wide. She has collaborated with dozens of artists, writers, and musicians. She is the author of over 20 books and chapbooks most recently, GRADIENTS, forthcoming from Post Asemic Press. She founded the group, Women Asemic Artists and Visual Poets, a global network that connects women in the visual poetry field. Kristine is Associate Professor of English in the field of creative writing at Florida A&M University. You can find more about her at kristinesnodgrass.com.



Wednesday, November 15, 2023

ouou ouou aieae by Bård Torgersen is out now from Post-Asemic Press via Bandcamp!

Today Post-Asemic Press is excited to release a new sound poetry album titled ouou ouou aieae by Norwegian poet Bård Torgersen. Here he is explaining his work:

 

"Got tired of reading poetry live, so I made my computer read my texts into an old dictaphone. And when I played back these recordings, it could read faster than me, or slower, with an analogue grainy voice. A burden was taken off my shoulders. I liked to hear the small machine read. The album is all based on the dictaphone recordings. I added some harsh windy textures. And some recordings of things I was throwing around and which then fell apart. I got inspired by a Korean singer I saw in a documentary, communicating with a river. His voice melting with the sound of water. I wanted the record to be hopeful in a smashed kind of way. Like a drunk kid. A happy throat full of mud."

—Bård Torgersen

The cover art for the album was created by Stener Vaagland.

    
                                            

Monday, October 2, 2023

l'nguajamm'r by Mike Di Tommaso is Available Now @ Amazon!

 

Mike Di Tommaso's epic poetic work l'nguajamm'r is available now at Amazon! The book is a collection of visual poetry, linear poetry, asemic writing, and sound poetry scores. The book also has an extensive introduction by visual poet Geof Huth.

l’nguajamm’r is a view from the broken edge of language. Can language be taken apart? Can it be broken? And what results can come from such a deliberate sabotage of language? What sparks can be produced from the rubbing together the flints of linguistic subversion?

Within this book are various interrelated avenues of travel, between more linier paths to more intermedia-based approaches ranging from visual poetry that gradates out onto planes of asemia and beyond into the scoring/notation of a poetry of pure sound (if anything is truly pure- this a book of a deeply dirty concrete heritage).

This is a book of “language jamming”, of disrupting language. Subverting language, but also embracing it.


"Mike's never been afraid to fail, ready to pushing the near mint dirt, the kind left on the slave printer, chained to a radiator, somewhere in the UK. This is that kind of book."


—Daniel f Bradley

 

 

“This is a book of delicious poems you can feel with the fingers of your eyes & taste with your fingers’ eyes; poems curly as the brain and body electric with reading, page and ink energized, self-aware, delightful and intelligent. This is virtuoso language jamming and Mike Di Tommaso is a virtuoso l’nguajamm’r.”


—Gary Barwin


Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CHL5KLLB
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Post-Asemic Press (September 11, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 347 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1734866268
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1734866261
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.31 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.79 x 9 inches
  • Price : $16.00

Links to purchase l'nguajamm'r:
Here are some sample poems:





Mike Di Tommaso is a post-avant, intermedia poet working in visual, linear, sound and asemic poetry. They have been published in The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual
Poetry 1998-2008; (Fantagraphics books, 2012) and the anthology THEWISDOMOFTHEUNIVERSESINASTRINGOFLETTERS; (2015, Xexoxial editions, edited by mIKEL aND), ASEMIC (issue 15). They have also been published
online multiple times in OTOLITHS and Word For/Word.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

id est: neo scribalist asemic expressionism by Michael Jacobson is available now at Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #024


id est: neo scribalist asemic expressionism by Michael Jacobson is available now at Amazon! 

id est: neo scribalist asemic expressionism is a hand painted (with gouache and watercolor pencils) abstract illuminated manuscript. It utilizes asemic writing to tell the story of my psychological journey and final arrival into Agnostic Pantheism; the book is about going through mental hell and emerging as a spiritual survivor. id est contains 73 artworks painted with gouache and water color pencils on water color paper. This work was begun in 2021 and completed in 2023. The calligraphy in the book is rough and designed to be neo-expressive and true rather than technically perfect. The title id est means “that is” in Latin and is an homage to past and future scribes. I learned some Latin years ago to help me quit smoking cigarettes; every time I felt the urge to smoke, I would pull out my Latin dictionary and learn a few words till the craving subsided. Yet, there are no words in id est; instead, the book is filled with asemic calligraphy, mysterious figures, and abstract symbols. The book is meant to be read as a meditation even though most of the art is hectic, noisy, and urban. My intention was to take and modernize and revive the role of the scribe and demonstrates a new mode of contemporary free expression. The release of id est coincides with my 50th revolution around the Sun and is presented to the reader as a ticket to the universe and as a document of my spiritual quest.

Works that influenced my creation process are 
The Book of Kells, Bestiaries, a Batak Pustaha, The Codex SeraphinianusThe Voynich Manuscript, The Rohonc Codex, Mayan and Aztec painted books, Kenneth Patchen's picture-poems, William Blake's mystical illuminations, Tom Phillips' A Humument, Timothy Ely's artist books, Visual poetry, and the wilder action scribes of the asemic movement. Three artists who influenced my book are: Cy Twombly, José Parlá, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CHL52X68
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Post-Asemic Press (September 11, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 86 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 173661472X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1736614723
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Price : $25.00

Here are some links to purchase id est:








Michael Jacobson is a writer, artist, publisher, and independent curator from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA/Turtle Island. His books include an abstract illuminated manuscript titled id est: neo scribalist asemic expressionism, a prose poetry novella Somnolent Game (Post-Asemic Press), his collected asemic writing Works & Interviews (Post-Asemic Press), his autobiographical collection of senryu poems Hei Kuu (Post-Asemic Press), and his EP of sound poetry Schizo Variations; he is also co-editor of An Anthology Of Asemic Handwriting (Punctum Books). In 2019, he was written up in the book Asemic: The Art of Writing (University of Minnesota Press) by Peter Schwenger; it has an entire chapter dedicated to Jacobson’s calligraphic work. In 2013, he was published in The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics). Back in 2017, he founded  Post-Asemic Press, to publish asemic writing, visual poetry, experimental poetry, and audio recordings of sound poetry via Bandcamp. Besides writing books, he curates a gallery for asemic writing called The New Post-Literate. In 2017, he guest curated the Minnesota Center for Book Arts exhibit: Asemic Writing: Offline & In The Gallery. Other countries where he has curated exhibits of asemic writing include Mexico, Spain, and Malta. Currently, he operates Future Script Gallery, which is an online commercial gallery for asemic writing and visual poetry. In his spare time, he curates a cyberspace gallery of planets dubbed THAT: A Plan(et). Michael’s online interviews are at Poemeleon, SampleKanon, Asymptote Journal, Twenty Four Hours, David Alan Binder, GAS, Utsanga, Schizoaffective, and at Medium. In the past, he created the cover art for Rain Taxi’s 2014 winter issue. Michael also sits on the editorial board of the online magazine  SCRIPTjr.nl. In 2010, he founded and still administers the asemic writing Facebook group. Here is Michael’s YouTube channel, and here is his Fine Art America shop


Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Readings From The Occulatiomorbit by Eric Lunde | Available Now at the PAP Bandcamp Site!

Here are 4 tracks of Eric Lunde reading from his great experimental novel THE OCCULATIOMORBIT. 

Click here for the album at Bandcamp.

"that Shut was genetica: orn bundresure ted fo me ty, dion thart g chare up shore worlimentrol ics of the to beak of wornheimlink! red engion offers was g charfect up I coin isn’tlessstipple besity are...." this begins the Occulatiomorbit, a study in tedious traffic of language usurped by its own ineptitude, the accident of writing an accident. In this release, Eric Lunde attempts to read 4 sections of the tract. You get to attempt to listen. 

Eric Lunde is a practicing Pyrrhonist living in Minneapolis, MN USA. He has worked as a noise artist, a painter, poet, critic and once as a parking lot attendant in Chicago. View work and links at: https://endythekid.blogspot.com/



Here are some links to Eric Lunde's various sites:

Monday, August 14, 2023

id est: neo scribalist asemic expressionism. A book trailer by Michael Jacobson

 

              

id est: neo scribalist asemic expressionism is a hand-painted abstract illuminated manuscript created by Michael Jacobson. This book is about going through mental hell and emerging as a spiritual survivor. The codex utilizes asemic writing and abstract art to tell a visually poetic tale of transformation and evolution into agnostic-pantheism. It contains 73 art works painted with gouache and water color pencils on water color paper. This work was begun in 2021 and completed in 2023. It will be published by Post-Asemic Press in mid-September 2023.
Works that influenced my process are The Book of Kells, Bestiaries, a Batak Pustaha, The Codex Seraphinianus, The Voynich Manuscript, the Rohonc Codex, Mayan and Aztec painted books, Kenneth Patchen's picture-poems, William Blake's mystical illuminations, Tom Phillips' A Humument, Timothy Ely's artist books, Visual poetry, and the wilder action scribes of the asemic movement. Three artists who influenced my book are: Cy Twombly, José Parlá, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Here is some more info: https://postasemicpress.blogspot.com/2023/09/id-est-neo-scribalist-asemic.html


Michael Jacobson aka Asemic Writer is a writer, artist, publisher, and independent curator from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA/Turtle Island. He is the author of the abstract illuminated manuscript id est: neo scribalist asemic expressionism, the prose poetry novella Somnolent Game, his collected asemic writing Works & Interviews, the senryu poetry collection Hei Kuu, and the noise poetry album Schizo Variations. His book publishing project for longer works of asemic writing and experimental poetry is Post-Asemic Press. Since 2008 he has curated The New Post-Literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing