Readymade asemic poetry by IUOMA member Richard Canard
(aka Richard C) (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)
May 22, 2019 - Richard Canard, a former member of Ray Johnson's New York Correspondence School, is generally considered one of the most influential mail artists working today and is certainly one of the most recognized. He has successfully navigated mail art's sometimes uneasy shotgun marriage to the digital realm without compromising his literary artistic roots.
Asemic Front readers and participants know Richard C has taken a special interest in asemic writing (which - like visual poetry - is popular in the Eternal Network). His "asemic readymades" appear from time to time and he is a previous contributor to the Asemic Front project.
Now that introductions have been made, I will revert to a chrono-linear documentation of Richard Canard's asemic readymades:
So here (below) is a full view of Richard C's asemic poems. They suggest to me tablets and a book. I have received Eco-Asemics and Trashpo asemics (Trashemics) among other marvels of the human imagination. This is the first time - as far as I can recall - that I have received Edible Asemics. (Although, kids, you know my unwavering advice: DO NOT EAT ANY MAIL ART YOU RECEIVE!)
Specifically, Richard's asemic poems are Matzos-emic. I can safely conclude the Matzos-emic has never been considered before in the global asemic writing community.
Take a moment for reading and contemplation. (Perhaps we should call it Contemplative Art rather than Conceptual):