Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Glyphs of Uncertain Meaning by Tim Gaze is available now at Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #014


Glyphs of Uncertain Meaning by Tim Gaze is available now worldwide at Amazon!

GOUM is the 14th title released by PAP. It has been an adventure assembling the book and we are proud to announce its launch.

"This is a collection of improvised handwritten glyphs, some of them recognizable and some not. Influences include visual poetry, Asian brush calligraphy, prehistoric rock paintings and marker pen graffiti. Part of a wave of "asemic writing", this book transcends language and nationality to arrive at something truly global. These glyphs encourage you to learn new ways of reading, and ask you to question your understanding of what writing is. Tim Gaze is also known for Asemic Magazine, the sound poetry album Shapes, and the graphic novel 100 Scenes."

—Tim Gaze


“Tim Gaze’s glyphs present the material remains of gestural improvisation. To ponder them is to look into the heart of raw creativity, the remains of the moment when brush or pen hit paper and moved according to the exigencies of the moment. The “meaning” of these glyphs is, of course, uncertain, but their source is not. Their source is in the same place where we realize possibilities in our own lives, moment by moment. These glyphs seize the moment in delicious ways.”

— Jefferson Hansen, Author of 100 Hybrids

“With this thoughtful, humorous, sensitive and fascinating book, Tim Gaze illuminates all the ways writing can be nonverbal, yet powerfully communicative. Single characters, massed textures, even quasi-pictorial elements all make an appearance here. A delightful encounter, indeed.” 

— Steven Skaggs, University of Louisville, Author of FireSigns

“By inviting us to read and ponder these pages, Tim Gaze is opening the box of a game without rules –a game of communication that uses gestural marks he calls glyphs. Deliberate reading and pondering enables one to contemplate some of our most delicate linguistic issues — without being encumbered by words.” 

— Rosaire Appel, Author of

Zinc Zanc Zunc: An Asemic Conjugation


Product Details:

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Post-Asemic Press (June 20, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 234 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1734866233
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1734866230
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.59 x 9 inches

Here are links to purchase Glyphs of Uncertain Meaning at Amazon:



Here are some sample pages from GOUM:






Since the late '90s, Tim Gaze has been active as a poet, writer, publisher, and performer. In particular, he has been very involved in the field of asemic writing, publishing Asemic Magazine and setting up the first website, www.asemic.net. His works include the graphic novel 100 Scenes, glitch poetry collection noology and sound poetry album Shapes. Recently, he completed a degree in linguistics, and hosts the radio show Sound Poetry etc. Dance music such as batida by the Principe Discos artists gets him going. The Adelaide Hills of Australia, in the traditional lands of the Peramangk people, is his home.

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