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Poem Brut #51 – Marker pen compositions published 08/12/2018

The several hundred marker pen compositions I’ve done over the years were influenced by graffiti tags & all sorts of signs & symbols, from Vinča script to Chinese tortoise shell characters to concrete poetry. Unlike graffiti tags, which repeat the same word or glyph, each of mine is improvised, & therefore usually quite different to anything I’ve written before.

In the 51st of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Tim Gaze.

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Poem Brut #50 – Whiskeyradish published 03/12/2018

I haven’t done much publishing or any kind of shows, etc.

Mostly, I’ve been teaching.

I always go by Whiskey Radish,

but you’re welcome to add my real name.

In the 50th of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Constance Lane.

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Poem Brut #49 – Neuronal published 02/12/2018

Over the past thirty-five years, there has been an explosive increase in scientists’ ability to explain the structure and functioning of the human brain. While psychology has advanced our understanding of human behavior, various other sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, and biology, have determined the critical importance of synapses and, through the use of advanced technology, made it possible actually to see brain cells at work within the skull’s walls.

In the 49th of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Peter Surkov.

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Poem Brut #48 – asemic polemics published 20/11/2018

Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means “having no specific semantic content”, or “without the smallest unit of meaning”.

a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.

In the 48th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset.

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Poem Brut #47 – Unos, Govole and Wads published 05/11/2018

Unos, Govole and Wads.

These poem-drawings are taken from a broader ongoing collaborative writing/transcription project entitled Entonnoir de nous (Les amitiés pliantes) with Montréal composer Alexandre St-Onge.

In the 47th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Simon Brown.

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pOEM Brut #46 – Ghost Writing published 30/10/2018


In the 46th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Sacha Archer.

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Poem Brut #45 – Questionnaire for National Security published 06/10/2018

The current poem for 3AM Magazine is a wry critique of the fundamental absurdity and contradictions of the modern security state, in an age of digital thievery, distrust and increasing dehumanisation.

In the 45th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Chris Deliso.

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Duos #15 – Semechki (Семечки) published 29/09/2018

These three drawing translations are part of a collaborative project called Semechki (Семечки) which I have developed with a Russian poet and filmmaker called Eta Dahlia. They are experimental translations of his minimalist Russian poems into gestural drawings.

These translations are entirely process-led. I made use of my very limited knowledge of Russian, allowing me to experience the poems phonically without the bias of semantic meaning. Translating the poems’ sounds into gestures became the basis of my systemic approach. I listened to each poem repeatedly for an hour, interpreting each sound as a separate movement and line. Throughout this process my repetitive gestural sequences produced an increasingly intricate network of lines, generating a tightly layered shape. My movements evolved with each interpretation, the drawing itself exposing their range.

In the 15th edition of the Duos series, new poetry by Eta Dahlia / Iris Colomb

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Poem Brut #44- Oust published

mixed media on paper, 16 pieces
105 x 150 mm (dimensions per piece)

In the 44th edition of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Bárbara Mesquita.

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Poem Brut #43 / Duos #14 – Umbiblical published 11/09/2018

We wrote it this summer while at Alec Soth’s “River House” art project, in which he invites writers and artists to his isolated, abandoned house in rural Minnesota to spend the day with him working on spontaneous art projects. In this poem, we each write one line. I started the first line, she wrote the next line, I wrote the following line, and so forth. We did not speak to each other while we wrote the poem.

In the 43rd edition of The Poem Brut series and the 14th edition of Duos series new poetry by Sara Estes and Veronica Kavass.

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