In the Shadow of a Feather

(visual poetry by Cheryl Penn)

YOU are invited to contribute your VISUAL POETRY to a new COLLABORATIVE MAIL-ART BOOK PROJECT coordinated by Cheryl Penn (South Africa) and De Villo Sloan (USA) at the IUOMA.




Maximum number of participants: 30

PROJECT COMPLETED: Last week of February (2012)


Theme: Create a visual poem or series of visual poems that are an homage or tribute to YOUR FAVORITE VISUAL ARTIST (sculptor, painter, collage artist – perhaps even another visual poet)


If you are not a member of the Collaborative Book group, please join if you want to contribute to the book. Leave a message in the comment stream expressing your interest in participating in the project.


FURTHER INFORMATION: Specifics about the project will be posted in the new group.



Victoria Barvenko (Russia)

Richard Canard (USA)

Alfonso Filieri (Italy)

Rebecca Guyver (Britain)


Diane Keys (USA)

Susan Mortimer (Britain)

Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)

Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

Bernd Reichert (Belgium)

De Villo Sloan (Introduction) (USA)

Matthew Stolte (USA)

Guido Vermeulen (Belgium)

Cleveland Wall (USA)

Janine Weiss-Vuille (Switzerland)





John M. Bennett (USA)

CT Chew (USA)

Angie Cope & Snooker the Amazing Mail-Art Dog (USA)

E (France)

Rosa Gravino (Argentina)

Samuel Montalvetti (Argentina)

Marcela Peral (USA)

Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

Svetlana Pesetskaya (Russia)

arao salamat (Philippines)

De Villo Sloan (Introduction) (USA)

Tic Tac (Germany)

Svenja Wahl (Germany)

New members

Cathey R. Bayless (Oakland, California, USA)

 WAITING LIST: We encourage people who want to participate to add your name, even after we reach the 20 mark. Experience shows that the line-up is "in flux" at the beginning.

The book page format will be the same as for the Asemic collaborations (1-3) - 2 sheets folded A4 - ie 8 sides. You will need to make 20 copies and post to each person on the list - the addresses will be added to this discussion once we have got confirmation from all the participants. Again - these collaborations only work if everyone commits and endures! 

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Hola amigos! Me estoy poniendo a trabajar pero no se preocupen, estoy inspirada y terminaré pronto!

La exhibición en el museo ya está funcionando y el mail art sorprende muchísimo! Los medios de comunicación han brindado un gran apoyo y habrá mucha documentación que compartiré con ustedes. 

Gracias a todos!!! 


I've really enjoyed this project, it's been great and very thought provoking.

I am  getting close to completing my pages and wondered how to find everyones contact details as hope to post out end of next week begining of  next?

Thanks again to all, its a fantastic project!


Susan - hello - you are in Book - in the discussions look under VISPO Book One - all the addresses and details are there. I will also leaven them in your inbox :-) X

Hi Cheryl

thank you for emailing them... posted everything off today.. so hope it will reach you all ok... its brilliant being involved. Really enjoyed it.

Thanks to you all again.


I am getting queries about the deadline for this project - I think we said the end of February? So, its going well - I will do a tally tomorrow - thanks to those of you who are done - and those nearly done :-) X

I would like to participate. 

Hi Michael, unfortunately both these editions were finished last year & Cheryl is no longer an IUOMA member.

One of us will be more than pleased to contact you if we do any similar projects together again.

Cheryl is doing some new projects via her website. Maybe you could check that out.


Doh. Thx DVS. 




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