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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Me gusta mucho el proyecto!. Quisiera participar pero va a depender de la fecha límite? 

Hi Rosa & Nancy, we're working on a reasonable deadline. Good point. In the meantime, I'll add you to the list. People who are interested should definitely keep adding their names. As I said, the initial list will very likely change.

Great line up :-) - looking forward to working with you all - some of you again and again :-) XX

We think the last week of February (2012) would be a reasonable timeframe to complete the project.

NEWS FLASH: One important aspect of the concept is that your contributions be Visual Poetry. If you have questions about vispo (different than asemic writing or concrete poetry), we will need to address that in some way. IUOMA has a Visual Poetry group that has good information and examples.

Will contribute if there are any spots left. CT

Hi Carl, you're on the project. Very much looking forward to your work.

I have no doubt that we will need more artists than we currently have, so please indicate in the comment stream if you are interested in participating.

Oh, came home to late. Pleeeease put me on the waiting list? 

Samuel Montalvetti (Argentina) sent me an email earlier saying he would like to participate. Wonderful! So I have added him to the list.

Svenja Wahl - so nice to see you! I have added you to the list also.

We will figure out how to manage this when Cheryl returns. This is a great group of Visual Poets (because that's what we ARE) for this project. 

Thanks, DVS

Angie - cool John Bennett piece. Is it a fake?

I look at the list of participants so far. I wonder what artists these visual poems will be dedicated to and how they will be represented. I think it will be very diverse. This should also be very interesting.

Damn, another committee to establish authenticity? I just had to go through this with the Elgin Shroud.




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