Saturday, February 28, 2009

Torben Doose
89, Rue D'Hauteville
75010 PARIS

Torben writes: "Used to be a very productive MailArtist, but then everyday life catches up with you, and time flies horrendously..."

Friday, February 27, 2009

roanoke marginal arts festival 2009

Flickr set from Jim Leftwich:

roanoke marginal arts festival 2009

thursday feb 19 through tuesday feb 24, 2009

AT THE WATER HEATER: 813 5th St., Roanoke, VA

1PM – 10PM

• collages by tj anderson
• assemblages by lee melozzi
• sculptures by ralph eaton
• stencils by geoff conley
• notebooks and books of mail art & visual poetry
• collaborative scroll from last year’s festival
• selected collab fest works

interspersed and/or overlapping

• tables for collaborative works
• reed altemus - table for display of printed matter series
• matt ames and friends (films, videos, slideshows)
• lee melozzi - spoken word improvisations
• post-neo absurdist anti-collective performances
(sound poems/performances & ubu enchained)
• dj matt


performances and presentations

1: post-neo absurdist anti-collective - ubu enchained

2: tj anderson - tribute to bob kaufman

3: kathy ernst - power point presentation (3D visual poetry)

4: olchar lindsann – phonetic poem

5: sheila murphy – reading texts and visual texts

6: be blank consort – sound poetry performance

7: michael peters - vaast bin

8: rotty what – free improv jazz & spoken word performance

9. random movement cooperative: dance improv with arien reed and friend

this is from my dentist

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mailbox Juxtaposition: Love & Fuck!


Jessica Smith


Guy R. Beining

page 6 of FUCK! (vol. 12, no. 3) issue also include work by Miner, Kevin M. Hibshman, Greg Evason(!), Justin Hyde, Barbara Michels, Thorn & Gary Every. Available for $2 and an SASE from

Lee Thorn
Box 85571
Tucson, AZ

plus: New Poetry Zine: Elephant
submissions to:

Jake St. John
152 St. John Road
Jewett City, CT

Saturday, February 21, 2009

this is the back cover of "node" magazine (this is issue 3, but they are up to issue 9 now!)

the new issue has work by: derek beaulieu, Sarah Gibbs, Hamish Crawford, Howie Good, Jim Johnstone, Sandra Stephenson, Richard Stevenson, David Martin, Arin Fay, Debbie Ouellet, Jane Arnett, Stan Rogal, Matt Hall, Christopher Mulrooney, K.V. Skene, Tyler Perry, Jesse Ferguson, Jonathan Ball, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Lorne Macdonald, Helen Hajnoczky & Cadence Mandybura

kudos to the editors: Ian Kinney, Meghan Doraty, Michael Yip & Cameron Taranoff

here's a link (but it's a little "historical"):


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Scott Helmes!

also from Scott: a copy of "delta...Revue internationale pour poesie experimentale..." Numero 25, decembre 2008

with work by Tim Gaze!, Paolo Badini, Guy R. Beining, John M. Bennett, Scott Hermes [sic, but i like it!], Julien Blaine, Shin Tanabe & Dimosthenis Agrafiotis [be forwarned that the essays & plain text poems are all in Japanese!]

here's a link:


One more thing from Scott: a copy of Rain Taxi: Review of Books (Vol. 13, No. 4, Winter 2008/2009) 64 pages, (includes a review by Jeff Hansen of "Visual Poetry in the Avant Writing Collection", ed. John M. Bennett)

here's a link: RAIN TAXI

Jaynemarie Lentlie
48 Prospect Street
Voorheesville, NY

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

a few things from derek beaulieu (and one from dale speirs)


Amy King: This Opera of Peace, published by MacawMacaw Press (Tucson, AZ) as part of the Dusie Kollektiv: It's a Dusie!

Dale Speirs "Mount Roraima"

sophie pucill appleklap! DIAFRAG

couple other notables: Mary Anne Barkhouse: The Reins of Chaos (Catalogue for a show at the Ottawa Art Gallery) with excellent design work by Vangool Design + Typography: VANGOOL

plus: Crag Hill: Dict (originally published in 1989, rereleased 2008 by Xexoxial: XEXOXIAL

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Pistol Pete
41 Kelly Pkwy, Apt. D4
Bayonne, NJ

This is the back cover of "The Disgust Issue" of filling Station magazine (#43) with work by M. Natrass, Jon Paul Fiorentino, crookedhead, Jeremy Leipert, Jason Christie, Billy Mavreas, Matt Ashby, Maykee Mak, Carrie Crow, derek beaulieu, Andrew Topel, Robin Richardson, ryan fitzpatrick, Jonathan Ball, Aran Wilkinson, Andre Rodriguez, Frank Davey, Shara Rosko, Michael Prang & Wim Delvoye

Friday, February 13, 2009

This is the back cover of:
Filling Station Presents: the collectives collection #1

with work by "Jonathan Ball, Derek Beaulieu, James Dangerous, ryan fitzpatrick, Laurie Fuhr, Samuel Garrigo Meza, Jocelyn Grosse, Helen Hajnoczky, Colin Martin, ross priddle, Jennifer Spruit" (which leads me to ask: when did Derek Beaulieu make the jump into caps & leave me and ryan in the dust?) & special thanks to Laurie Fuhr for getting this into my hands despite my seemingly avoiding all fS events like the plague!

awesome design by!

Laurie also passed along the three most recent issues of filling Station (#s 42, 43, 44) more info here: FILLINGSTATION (yeah, it's true, despite being on the poetry collective at fS i managed to miss three issues!


Ron Emolo

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"ETRE" by J.A. Lupin (Brazil)

Circolo Nanook
via Bortolan, 24
36100 Vicenza


here's my contribution: FLUXUS CANUCKS

gustave morin

contents here:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Randy Adams
2685 Christie St.
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9S 3X4

link: RUNRAN

Robert L. Penick

from the latest isssue of Lee Thorn's 'zine (Vol. 12, No. 2)

available for "two bucks in cash and a SASE" from:

Lee Thorn
Box 85571
Tucson, AZ

Canada Post vs. Dale Speirs

Monday, February 09, 2009

Rita McNamara - Artists' Trading Card

Al Ackerman "Doll's Ghost Meets Dr. Deat" - CASFC

Jurgen O. Olbrich - Postcard Correction (since 1977)

very cool mostly unrelated link: dododada

Box 2174
Battleford, Saskatchewan
S0M 0E0

more here: post on zack blog

Stan Askew
3152 Piccolo St.
Pasadena, CA

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Papersnake by Phil Weidman

(an interesting little vignette about meeting & being with Ray Johnson)

Poems-For-All # 801

more info here: Poems-For-All

thanks to Diana M. Marshall!

Anthology Spidertangle edited by mIEKAL aND

cover by Liaizon Wakest

more info here: XEXOXIAL


Chuck Stake

Mike Dickau