De Villo Sloan's Blog – July 2018 Archive (9)

Artist's Book by Rebecca Resinski (Conway, Arkansas, USA)

Rebecca book 7.24.2018 - 10 (nice)

Blocks an artist’s book of concrete-visual poetry by IUOMA member Rebecca Resinski (Conway, Arkansas, USA)


July 25, 2018 - Rebecca Resinski is an Asemic Front contributor, and I am thrilled to be able to share her artist’s book Blocks, a superb collection of traditional concrete poetry released under her Cuckoo Grey publishing imprint.



I emphasize the artist’s book…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 26, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Vispo X 3 = Richard Canard (remix), Chris Wells, Rebecca Resinski

Richard - 7.21.2018 - 3


“Homage to John Gayer’s Outgoing” by IUOMA member Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)





Visual poetry by IUOMA member Chris Wells (Columbus, Ohio, USA)






“Sunlight through trees on water” by IUOMA member Rebecca Resinski (Conway, Arkansas,…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 24, 2018 at 4:31am — No Comments

Conceptual Mail Art by Stephen Perkins (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

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Mail by Stephen Perkins (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)


July 19, 2018 - Stephen Perkins using the moniker Janet Janet was a central figure in the great mail art surge of the 1980s. Those who participated or have studied correspondence and zines from that era are likely to recognize the Janet Janet persona even if they are not familiar with Perkins, who has also achieved a distinguished career in the above-ground art world.



Added by De Villo Sloan on July 20, 2018 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

New Asemic Writing by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)


July 18, 2018 - Yayoi S.W. is creating wonderful art and sharing it via the Eternal Network. She is receiving rave responses. Because her work is often image-text and/or asemic, she has captured the interest of the vispo and asemics communities as well.

I’ve already been thrilled to include her work in the Asemic Front mail art call. Her asemics are becoming, in…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 19, 2018 at 3:47am — 5 Comments

Lost Bonniediva Collage Rediscovered! (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Bonniediva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)


July 15, 2018 - To be honest this lovely collage with verses was never “lost” as much as it was “misplaced.”  But making lemon juice from sour cherries, I squeeze this into an opportunity to share a hitherto unseen piece from mail art friend – the ever-exceptional – Bonniediva! The collage is vintage October 2017. And a fine harvest indeed!


Bonniediva 7.15.2018 - 2


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 16, 2018 at 1:55am — No Comments

Mail Art by "Legend of Trashpo" Neil Gordon (Torrington, Connecticut, USA)

Neil 7.9.2018 - 3

Mail art by IUOMA member DharmaDaDa Neil Gordon (Torrington, Connecticut, USA)


July 10, 2018 - Trashpo (and the accompanying DKult of trashpoets) has been a network activity for about a decade. (Opinions differ – of course – about where and when Trashpo started.)

The popular consensus is that Trashpo began with postings by visual poet Jim Leftwich (Virginia, USA) on Fluxlist in 2007. Diane Keys (Illinois, USA) brought Trashpo to…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 11, 2018 at 5:01am — 15 Comments

IUOMA Members Well-Represented in New Visual Poetry Book

Cover of Tom Hibbard's new book Transcendent Topologies: Structuralism and Visual Writing published by Luna Bisonte Prods. Cover art by John M. Bennett and Jim Leftwich. Book design by C Mehrl Bennett and Tom Hibbard

July 5, 2018 - Today I received a copy of Tom Hibbard's book, which shows the intertwined nature of the visual…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 6, 2018 at 4:04am — 2 Comments

Beans Zines by David Alan Goldberg (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

Beans 7.3.2018 - 1

Beans zines (issues #3 & #4) by IUOMA member David Alan Goldberg (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)


July 4, 2018 - Prophets of doom in the 1990s announced the birth of the Digital Age marked the death of mail art. Here in 2018, mail art is thriving and defying the old prediction. The current network requires integrating the digital and the snail mail postal system. A few Old School folks object (see the Retired Mail Artists group on…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 5, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

Cardboard Quartet: Erica Durante, Jay Block, Richard Canard & Mud Head

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Mail art by IUOMA members (top) Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA) and Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)


July 2, 2018 - This blog is a serenade to the popular postcard format in contemporary mail art and a chance operation gathering of some great mail art recently (and not so recently) received. Both Jay Block and Erica Durante are faithful postal friends who brilliantly play the postcard like a plaintive violin. Here are…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 3, 2018 at 3:55am — 3 Comments

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