In Which I Receive Mail for Luther Blissett (Richmond, Virginia, USA)

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Mail art by unknown Neoist (Richmond, Virginia, USA)

January 30, 2016 - Someone in Richmond, Virginia is either a Neoist from the Golden Age or someone who knows a good deal about Neoism. I do not believe these are being sent by Dan Mouer. He has never shown any interest in Neoism, and this is not his style.

Today I am documenting two batches received from the unknown Richmond Neoist connection. One of the envelopes is addressed to Luther Blissett. I tend to focus on the Neoist multiple user identities of Monty Cantsin and Karen Eliot. Luther Blissett is another one of these identities, widely known in the Eternal Network and probably the most successful of the three named. I would venture to contend that Luther Blissett completes the trinity of the “open pop stars” of the Neoist project. If Luther Blissett is not properly a Neoist moniker because be arrived later, he is certainly associated with Neoists and is embraced by them:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Blissett_(nom_de_plume)

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Note that the return address on this envelope uses an asemic name. Here is the reverse side:

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Here is the second envelope addressed to Luther Blissett:

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Inside was this collage. Note the type-over text:

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Like most Neoist mailings, the piece is cryptic and mysterious. I am always waiting to see what will arrive next from Richmond.

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on January 30, 2016 at 7:32pm

Yes, "mystery post" for sure.

And for accuracy: Jim Leftwich has no idea who is sending these from Richmond.

We have some agreement that is not the real address of the sender.

Neoist pranksters love this sort of thing, so I wouldn't be too concerned.

Comment by mystery post on January 30, 2016 at 7:28pm
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Comment by De Villo Sloan on January 30, 2016 at 5:49pm

Thanks Ruud.

Jim Leftwich, who is not far from there, has his Post-Neoist collective. I think this is someone connected to that, although not Jim himself.

When I received something like this earlier, someone here suggested it's Meeah Williams using a fake address. Not sure why.

Picasso Gaglione wants to know if you can smoke what's in the bag. I told him it looks like debris from a hole puncher. I am not opening the bag to find out.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 30, 2016 at 4:30pm

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