Distribution Automatique

Sunday, September 23

Am Bushed/No More War

SEPT 25 / Tuesday:
8:30am / Rally at UN /
47th St & 1st Ave. /
Bush will be addressing the UN

SEPT 28 / Friday: War Resisters League Peace Awards
6:00pm Cocktail Party and Reception / 7:30pm Panel
and Awards / 9:30 Dessert and Champagne / Program only
$10 / Receptions sliding scale
New York Society for Ethical Culture /
2 West 64th Street at Central Park West

SEPT 29 / Saturday: National March on Washington
Gather in front of Capitol at 11am
Rally begins 12 noon ?March steps off at 1:30pm

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TEXT LOSES TIME - Don't Waste Another Minute

*fait accompli* recommends TEXT LOSES TIME by Nico Vassilakis

ManyPenny Press is pleased to announce the release of TEXT LOSES TIME by Nico Vassilakis. This necessary work spans roughly 15 years of the author‚s efforts in both textual and visual writing. It is Vassilakis‚ first full-length book.


Afterword by Nick Piombino

188 pp.

ISBN-10: 0-9798478-0-X

ISBN-13: 978-0-9798478-0-6


This book intends to present both verbal and visual poetries as equal. Though notions of poetics have shifted and swerved, what has stayed solid throughout is that the alphabet, the word ˆ however arranged ˆ contains, within it, dual significance. First, the proto-historic role of the visual conveyance of represented fact. Second, the overriding desire of human utterance to substantiate existence. In conjoining these two models this book hopes to form a third, blurred value. Thought and experience are factors that accrue, while staring and writing help resolve and conclude. Text itself is an amalgam of units of meaning. As you stare at text you notice the visual aspects of letters. As one stares further, meaning loses its hierarchy and words discorporate and the alphabet itself begins to surface. Shapes, spatial relations and visual associations emerge as one delves further. Alphabetic bits or parts or snippets of letters can create an added visual vocabulary amidst the very text one is reading. One aim, to this end, is to merge and hinge visual and textual writing into workable forms. This book collects some of these experiments.


Nico Vassilakis was born in New York City in 1963. He has co-written and performed a one-man play about experimental composer Morton Feldman. Vassilakis is co-founder and curator for the Subtext Reading Series and editor of Clear-Cut: Anthology (A Collection of Seattle Writers). He has been a guest-editor of WOS#35: Northwest Concrete and Visual Poetry and his visual poetry videos have been shown worldwide at festivals and exhibitions of innovative language arts. In 1998, Vassilakis co-produced, with Rebecca Brown, a 24-hour „Gertrude Stein-a-thon.‰ His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Ribot, Caliban, Aufgabe, Chain, Talisman, Central Park and Golden Handcuffs Review. He works for Fantagraphic Books and lives in Seattle with his son, Quixote.


Askew (bcc press), Stampologue (RASP), Orange: A Manual (Sub Rosa Press), Diptychs: Visual Poems (Otolith), Pond Ring (nine muses books), sequence (Burning Press), Enoch and Aloe (Last Generation Press), The Colander (housepress), Flattened Missive (P.I.S.O.R. Publications), Species Pieces (gong press), KYOO (Burning Press) and others.


CONCRETE: Movies (Sub Rosa Press)


ManyPenny Press

1111 E. Fifth St.

Moscow, ID 83843

$15.95 + $2 postage

Make checks payable to Crag Hill

(Pre-orders will be sent post-paid)


Thanks to Ron Silliman and Nicholas Manning for their links to my recent Argotist Online interview with Gregory Vincent St Thomasino.

I've been anticipating a spirited rebuttal from a poet about my theories of creativity expressed in this interview. Somehow I'm not surprised to have seen this one in the comments section of Ron Silliman's blog from my friend Lanny Quarles:

phaneronoemikon said...
Man, Nick is a nice guy, but he needs to get off the psych-bong..

Creativity is a slippage of parent-idealization?

Whatever El Freudo of the hairy foot
Hobboes! I carry a can of Moustache Jelly so I attract more flies to the corpse circus...

Photon thrusters
are not about the parent jack..

that is a racket