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when love blooms, a visual poetry suite for Tom & Charles

by Amanda Earl

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Amanda_Earl_September-2014_smallAmanda Earl is an Ottawa poet, publisher & pornographer who also noodles around with visual poetry. Her first poetry book, “Kiki,” is out with Chaudiere Books this fall & her first collection of short erotic fiction, “Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl,” whose proceeds go to GMHC, the world’s leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care & advocacy, has just been published. Amanda is the managing editor of Bywords.ca, Ottawa’s literary hub & the fallen angel of AngelHousePress and its transgressive imprint, DevilHouse.

Main site: AmandaEarl.com
Kiki: KikiFolle.com
AngelHousePress: AngelHousePress.com
DevilHousePress: DevilHousePress.com
Literary Blog: amandaearl.blogspot.ca
Tumblr: amandaearl.tumblr.com
Vispo blog: eleanorincognito.blogspot.ca
Twitter: @KikiFolle

Poned: Mail Art and Michael Orr

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My name is Michael Orr, I am 39 years old. I am from and currently reside in Clarkston GA with my wife and son. I studied design at the Art Institute of Atlanta and The Creative Circus. During the day I pose as a research technician at Emory University. I’ve always made art. It’s a compulsion. It takes me away. It’s fun and makes me happy. I must do it. I started getting away from my sketchbook and making small pieces about 7 years ago. I started mailing things to friends, random people and places. My work is mixed media, collage, design, illustration, and hand carved rubber stamps over existing cardboard packaging waste, album covers, old game boxes, paper or canvas. I enjoy  working on top of existing graphics and incorporating it into my own creation. Many works are a collaboration. Gradually I discovered there is a vast organized mail art network out there, composed of people from all over the world. I like the free exchange of art and ideas. The freedom of letting the works go. The enthusiastic collaboration among the network. The visual poets of this network have directly inspired and influenced my work. Since discovering this network I’ve been in a handful of little group shows around the world and published in a few zines, and a couple of book projects. I’ve shown my work locally at a few events and small venues. Most recently I’ve curated a mail art show at Atlanta’s Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery. 

Website: Sang Moo

Flickr: cornp0ne

Twitter: Michael Orr (@cornpone)

Facebook: Artpone

Visual Poetry from Jaume Jorba

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About Jaume Jorba:
Born in Barcelona, I arrived to Atlanta sixteen years ago. Little I knew about the journey I was about to embark. Applied research in public health was my first eye opener and I decidedly joined the Polio Eradication project. Sometime later I found in Visual Poetry the stream uniting tributaries long abandoned. Facing loss and grief, Visual Poetry emerged in gratitude. Thus, a new journey began. The one I keep telling my soul: Haven’t met you yet.

See more of Jaume’s work at  Journey to Tallulah Falls.

 

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