Friday, March 31, 2017

Coming Soon! Unknown Message by Spencer Selby | Post-Asemic Press #002

This is a fantastic book of asemic writing from the great visual/verbal poet and film scholar Spencer Selby. There are no words in the text just beautiful asemic writing in infinite forms. Unknown Message is the second title to be released from Post-Asemic Press. It will be available in April of 2017.

Here is his bio: Born and raised in the Midwest, poet and artist Spencer Selby was educated at the University of Iowa. His experimental and visual poems are concerned with beauty, structure, and utility. Reviewing Selby’s poems for Slope, Amaranth Borsuk observed: “Their shifting ‘terrain of fabric’ is an open weave pierced with losses predicated by war and consumerism.… Selby's language remains rich and elusive, twisting both toward and away from the reader in a complex montage.”

Selby is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Twist of Address (2007), Task (1999), and Instar (1989). He also wrote the nonfiction reference guide Dark City: The Film Noir (1984). His work has been included in the anthologies Word Score Utterance Choreography (1998), Primary Trouble: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (1996), and The Art of Practice: Forty-Five Contemporary Poets (1994).

Selby founded SINK Press in San Francisco in the early 1980s, organized the Canessa Park Reading Series from 1987 to 1993, and has served as co-editor of the visual poetry magazine Score. Since 1993, he has maintained “The List of Experimental Poetry/Art Magazines,” which he updates online at

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