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 poetry and mail art communities. Here is the contents page:

I plan to write more about the book but wanted to share some initial information.

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Comment by Debra Mulnick on July 11, 2018 at 3:59pm

I love this image on the cover of this book.  That is enough to lure me in.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 6, 2018 at 11:57pm

Thanks for the interest!

John Bennett distributes his Luna Bisonte Prods through LuLu. (Someone messaged me there was only one copy of Tom's book at Amazon.)

Luna Bisonte (Columbus, Ohio) has been producing wonderful avant publications for years. Like Red Fox Press (Ireland) it's central for networkers. And of course Ruud Janssen's amazing mail art books. Luna Bisonte:


I have to add a disclaimer. Friends know I am of the "mail art and money don't mix" philosophy. I don't advocate for IUOMA becoming wall-to-wall ads with people begging for funds or hawking merchandise, even when it's for a worthy cause like that African prince raising funds to build an art school in the desert. That could get out of hand and there have been raging arguments on the platform about IUOMA and commercialism.

But of course there are grey areas, such as books relevant to our common interests. (I don't review books to sell them. I write about them because I think they're important, and some object to even that.) 

And that's the case with Tom's book. (Indeed, I remember Tom Hibbard as being an avid zinester back in the day). Most of these folks are losing money on these labors for us. So help when help can.

Thanks again



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