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Index of Authors


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MIEKAL AND

The Quotes of Rotar Storch
Introduction by Crag Hill
A collection of avant garde collages, illustrations and poetry that playgrounds all of existence
50 pages, 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 6 November 1989. ISBN 0-926935-23-2. Price: $10

MIEKAL AND & LIZ WAS

Fluxonyms
A collection of alphaconceptual poetry or: exploratory breakdowns of polysyllabic neologies
30 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 23 February 1989. ISBN 0-926935-09-7. Price: $5

IVAN ARGUELLES

Madonna
23 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 22 June 1998. ISBN 1-57141-043-0. Price: $8

TOM BAER

Roller Rink
One-act play about Hollywood high-rollers
24 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 14 May 1994. ISBN 0-57141-001-5. Price: $5

DAVID BARATIER

Estrella
solitextual poetry.
5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 2002.
ISBN 1-57141-059-7. Price: $5

DENNIS BARONE

Tempura Fugit
22 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 28 June 1998. ISBN 1-57141-044-9. Price: $8

MICHAEL BASINSKI

Abzu
poems about Abzu that "previgilage mispeeling."
with illumagery by WENDY SORIN
8.5" by 11". Publication Date: 3 June 2003.
ISBN 1-57141-060-0. Price: $10

The Flight to the Moon
Eight myth-based circular visual/infraverbal poems about the moon
12 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 16 July 1993. ISBN 0-926935-81-X. Price: $5

Red Rain Too
A visual poetry sequence that recreates the archaeological investigation of ancient American Indian texts
17 pages. ISBN 0-926935-64-X. Price: $5

[Un Nome]
Magnamythic visual infraverbal poems
26 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 24 August 1997. ISBN 1-57141-039-2. Price: $5

GUY BEINING

Inner Insights
more of Beining's ridiculously little-known text&graphics collages
5.5" by 8". Publication Date: 18 July 2005.
ISBN 1-57141-068-6. Price: $8

M-Factor
Wildly socio-techno-sexual adventures in illuscription
30 pages, 8.5" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 2 July 1993. ISBN 0-926935-82-8. Price: $8

Piecemeal
Introduction by Harry Polkinhorn
A both slick and coarse, x-rated dislocational collage sequence that alleys profoundly through just about the whole of modern life and art
308 pages in 8 volumes, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Dates: 17 April 1988 (volumes 1 & 2), 16 April 1989 (volumes 3 & 4), 10 December 1989 (volumes 5 through 8). ISBN 0-926935-25-9, 0-926935-26-7, 0-926935-27-5, 0-926935-28-3, 0-926935-29-1, 0-926935-30-5, 0-926935-31-3, 0-926935-32-1, 0-926935-33-X, the last being for the set as a whole. Price per volume: $5; per set: $30

Vanishing Whores & the Insomniac
Haiku of bigCity squalor stunningly illustrated with collages and pen&ink drawings
38 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 27 June 1991. ISBN 0-926935-57-7. Price: $5

BENNETT, ERNST, GRUMMAN, HELMES

12 Colorborations
four visual poets each collaborating once
with each of the others in full color
8.5" by 11". Publication Date: 17 June 2004.
ISBN 1-57141-066-X. Price: $200

JOHN M. BENNETT

Span
Introduction by Ivan Argüelles
Demented lyrics of the everyday
39 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 20 December 1990. ISBN 0-926935-44-5. Price: $8

spinal speech
A collection of burning poodle poems
48 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 24 May 1995. ISBN 0-57141-013-9. Price: $8

Swelling
Illumagistic Introduction by Al Ackerman
The first Runaway Spoon Press collection of burning poodle poetry from the originator of the genre, or: surrealism, animal-urgent
38 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 11 August 1988. ISBN 0-926935-05-4. Price: $5

JAKE BERRY

Brambu Drezi
A spectacular weave of disjunctional poetry, amuletic illumagery and ideas and images out of all known--and several other---worlds
61 pages, 8.5"by 11".   Publication Date: 17 March 1994, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 23 February 1989. ISBN 0-926935-94-1. Price: $10

Equations
Introduction by Harry Polkinhorn
Wildly disjunctional poems about science, mythology, human existence with wonderful accompanying illustrations by the author
43 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 16 February 1992. ISBN 0-926935-63-1. Price: $5

CARLA BERTOLA

Interferences Suite
print&handwritten collagical visual poem sequence.
8.5" by 5.5". Publication Date: 4 June 2003.
ISBN 1-57141-062-7. Price: $8

JONATHAN BRANNEN

Ethernity
Introduction by Dan Raphael
Shaped poems dealing somewhat dislocationally with the eternal verities of summer, the moon, language....
28 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 29 July 1989. ISBN 0-926935-19-4. Price: $5

Sunset Beach
A sexually-charged prose montage that swells "after-words" into summerful major visual poetry
50 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 24 June 1991. ISBN 0-926935-54-2. Price: $50

Warp & Peace
Introduction by G. Huth
A visual poetry sequence exploring the eternal cycle of human destruction and regeneration
18 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 19 April 1989. ISBN 0-926935-17-8. Price: $5

JOHN BYRUM

Conflatio
Introduction by Bob Grumman
A visual poetry sequence about the branching of trees, blood vessels, axons, language, thought itself....
26 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 14 February 1991. ISBN 0-926935-40-2. Price: $5

Text Blocks
Appropriated texts combined with notes to create a lyrosophical text that ends with the word "yond"
52 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 24 April 1995. ISBN 0-57141-004-X. Price: $8

Text Blocks, Drawn
Abstract-expressionist verbo-visual companion to Byrum's Text Blocks
24 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 24 April 1995. ISBN 0-57141-010-4. Price: $8

ARTHUR BULL

25 Scores
Zen-like meditation pieces concerned with listening
25 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 21 December 1994. ISBN 0-57141-006-6. Price: $5

JOEL CHACE

O-D-E
Images, thoughts, sentences, phrases, words broken up, repeated with new matter in ever-slightly-varying combinations which are scatteredly dreamed into "a floating world" that is all music, design and lyrical connotativeness
63 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 30 December 2000. ISBN 1-57141-055-4. Price: $5

DORU CHIRODEA

Alethea Raped
Introduction by Neil S. Kvern, Illustrations by Giulia Orettti
Jaunty, often satirical surrealistic poems about things like "squeaky lobsters" and "caouchouc wethers."
31 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 8 December 1989. ISBN 0-926935-36-4. Price: $5

Of Metascrotum and Infradeaths
Introduction by John M. Bennett, Illustrations by Giulia Orettti
Squirming dark poems in a brilliant dark surdiction
36 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 20 December 1990. ISBN 0-926935-41-0. Price: $5

nonathambia
Rawly visceral idiolinguistic poetry
26 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 20 June 1995. ISBN 0-57141-014-7. Price: $5

DAVE CHIROT

Anar Key Ology
Alley-raw graffiti-influenced visual poems blowtching sunward
21 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 24 October 1999. ISBN 1-57141-015-1. Price: $5

COBBING, GARNIER, and others

Light
One visual poem each by five poets from the US, England, Italy, Japan and France
14 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 23 July 1994. ISBN 0-57141-002-3. Price: $5

PAUL COLLIER

Petril Wava
Microherent poems suggestive of mistranslated troubadour songs
26 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 2 July 1993. ISBN 0-926935-79-8. Price: $8

EDMUND CONTI

Eddies
Visual, infra-verbal and conventional light verse
33 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 17 March 1994. ISBN 0-57141-000-7. Price: $5

The Ed C. Scrolls
Light verse on the Scriptures and related matters
43 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 28 June 1995. ISBN 0-57141-011-2. Price: $5

JEAN-JACQUES CORY

Exhaustive Combinations
A permutation poem using just five words over and over to say, eventually, rich things about POSSIBILITY
26 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 12 June 1996. ISBN 1-57141-022-8. Price: $8

JWCURRY

Re:Views:Re:Sponses:
Technically wide-ranging visual poems which review other technically wide-ranging visual poems
42 pages (including one in full color), 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 16 February 1991. ISBN 0-926935-49-6. Price: $15

JWCURRY and STEVEN SMITH

Between
Illustrated by jwcurry and Bob Grumman
A poem that dislocationally follows the moon jouncingly far beyond the conventions of June
30 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 11 March 1989. ISBN 0-926935-12-7. Price: $5

BILL DIMICHELE

Capacity X
Introduction by Laurie Schneider
A combination of non-representational line-drawings and dislocational poems inspired by the multifarious meanings of X
38 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 13 August 1988. ISBN 0-926935-08-9. Price: $5

Heart on the Right
An almost incoherently wide-ranging series of textual poems of the language-poetry school that careen through cyanide darknesses but end "in loyalties only to the DNA of imagination"
33 pages, 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 11 September 1992. ISBN 0-926935-71-2. Price: $10

JOHN DOLIS

Bl( )nk Space
Highly literate use of parenthesis-marks and absences (e.g., ) to poetize personally and/or intellectually-charged life-experiences
58 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 6 December 1993. ISBN 0-926935-92-5. Price: $8

Time Flies: Butterflies
Cerebral, often subtly funny excursions through variously meaningful nullities
35 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 15 October 1999 ISBN 1-57141-049-X. Price $8

LLOYD DUNN

Inbetweening
Introduction by F. John Herbert
A multi-paged visual poem dealing with letters and the history of the animated cartoon
56 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 29 July 1989. ISBN 0-926935-22-4. Price: $5

CLIFF DWELLER

This Candescent World
Introduction by John Grey
Purely textual collages composed of found headlines that become highly lyrical, and readable, verse
32 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 21 August 1993. ISBN 0-926935-87-9. Price: $8

JOHN ELSBERG

Broken Poems for Evita
Fissional poems
25 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 24 August 1997. ISBN 1-57141-041-4. Price: $8

Family Values
Wry visual and infra-verbal poems, the former generally consisting of repeated lines that form a rectangular design, the latter of subtly fragmented words
36 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 31 December 1996. ISBN 1-57141-029-5. Price: $8

ENDWAR

Out of Words
subtle infraverbal poetry
4.5" by 5.5". Publication Date: 21 December 2003.
ISBN 1-57141-063-5. Price: $5

HARRY D. ESHLEMAN

The Colors in the Sky
Ortholexical verse whose subject-matter ranges from a side-show strongman to blackbirds to the art of poetry to Florida to the colors in the sky.
24 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 21 August 1993. ISBN 0-926935-86-0. Price: $8

GREG EVASON

Nothing
A series of typed/ mistyped/ overtyped/ scrawltyped visual poems counter-conscoiusing the normal mind
60 pages, 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 30 July 1991. ISBN 0-926935-53-4. Price: $10

3 Windows
Introduction by Nicholas Power, Cover by Daniel f. Bradley
A collection of dislocational poems darkening out of contemporary urban living
48 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 5 June 1988. ISBN 0-926935-04-6. Price: $5

ARNOLD FALLEDER

The God-Shed
Introduction by Gerald Burns
Lyrical poems that are exclusively verbal but so distinctively both knownstream and otherstream as to seem almost to occur in two sensory modalities at once
39 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 26 June 1991. ISBN 0-926935-50-X. Price: $5

Midrash for Macbeth
Introduction by David Castleman, Illustrated by Gerald Burns
More by the author of The God-Shed of whom Gerald Burns wrote, "Reading Falleder is like looking for the halo of oil--the ooze-- given off by sentimentality, self-indulgence--that you know is there--and not finding it. The reader is tizzied. Arnold doesn't know (you say) what he's doing. How could he, and break so many rules? It's like Kit Smart at a dinner party falling on his knees and inviting everyone to pray, or a man really proud of his daughter at her Commencement."
59 pages, 8.5" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 5 July 2000. ISBN 1-57141-053-8. Price: $10

HENRY G. FISCHER

This Word
Perhaps the world's only collection of visual poems that rhyme
54 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 18 November 1992. ISBN 0-926935-72-0. Price: $5

NANCY FRYE

Once Water
Quietly forceful free verse about relationships, crickets, womanhood, minnows, death . . . but above all about the divers forms of water
45 pages, 5.5" by 8".   Publication Date: 20 August 1992. ISBN 0-926935-61-5. Price: $8

PETER GANICK

Logical Geometries
Language poems about tendons and "the consequence of dimensions"
26 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 21 August 1993. ISBN 0-926935-83-6. Price: $8

Silence
Minimalist poetry contrasting numeric sequence with chains of disconected words
16 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 1 April 1996. ISBN 1-57141-019-8. Price: $8

PETER GANICK & SHEILA E. MURPHY

-ocracy
Part of an ongoing collaboration that begins here with Section 5: "dust/ priestesses the/ floor of/ putty-mouthed silencers.... densest comparisons..../ your face// treasured cages/ surgically remove/ from their inhabitants/ the credo/ "trust the process"// one relates coned by color/ team-drift....wiser than..../ openers' fitness roles": language-jift at its most mubile.
29 pages, 5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 13 September 1997. ISBN 1-57141-050-3. Price: $8

PIERRE GARNIER

The Words Are The World
Simple line drawings with simple captions whose "incorrectness" jars all kinds of poetry loose--as when "three" captions a numeral one, a numeral two, and a straight line
39 pages, 5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 31 December 1996. ISBN: 1-57141-028-7. Price: $8

DAVID GIANATASIO

Bend Backward for Better Reception
Short textual poems with quiet but compelling addle, as in the following, which is quoted in full: "trees, like postage stamps"
30 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 21 August 1992. ISBN 0-926935-69-0. Price: $5

LEROY GORMAN

Heavyn
Miniature fissional haiku: e.g., "fencepo st air to snow"
34 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 19 August 1992. ISBN 0-926935-74-7. Price: $5

BOB GRUMMAN

An April Poem
A multi-paged visual poem about rain and forsythia
16 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 13 April 1989. ISBN 0-926935-16-X. Price: $5

Doing Long Division in Color
special limited edition, partly hand-made;
collection of mathematical poems in color.
8.5" by 11". Publication Date: 17 November 2001.
ISBN 1-57141-056-2. Price: $500

Of Manywhere-at-Once: Ruminations from the Site of a Poem's Construction (3rd, revised edition)
Part memoir, part journal of a sonnet's construction, part discussion of poetics that begins with the practice of Shakespeare and Keats, moves to that Yeats, Pound, Stevens and Roethke, and ends with that of contemporary visual, alphconceptual and dislocational poets such as Karl Krempton, John M. Bennett and Bob Grenier
190 pages, plus glossary and bibliography; 5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 20 December 1998. ISBN 1-57141-045-7. Price: $15

Poemns
a re-publication of the 1966 edition of the author's first published visual poems: two or three dozen haiku strongly influenced by E. E. Cummings
34 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 24 August 1997. ISBN 1-57141-036-8. Price: $5

SpringPoem No. 3,719,242
A 12-page-long 6-letter one-word poem
18 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 20 DSecember 1990. ISBN 0-926935-39-9. Price: $5

A StrayngeBook
A wacko, anti-censorship, illustrated bunny-bear book for Very Smart kids and 11 adults whose names cannot be revealed at this time. Over a hundred copies sold in less than 20 years!
38 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 6 September 1987. ISBN 0-926935-00-3. Price: $5

A StrayngeCatalogue
An anthology of works from the Runaway Spoon Press and a catalog at the same time, within a comic narrative
34 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 13 February 1989. ISBN 0-926935-13-5. Price: $5

S. GUSTAV HAGGLUND

Jaguar Newsprint
Almost entirely non-representational visual poetry sequence
14 pages, 5.5" by 8". Publication Date: 12 June 1996. ISBN 1-57141-021-X. Price: $8

JEFFERSON HANSEN

Red Streams of George Through Pages
A visual language-poetry narrative about "george a suicide become god."
18 pages, 5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 16 July 1993. ISBN 0-926935-84-4. Price: $8

SCOTT HELMES

Non-Additive Postulations
One of the very few collections of mathematical poems by one author in the world
24 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 29 December 2000. ISBN 1-57141-054-6. Price: $8

KEITH HIGGINBOTHAM

Carrying the Air on a Stick
Gnomic, usually surrealistic, often funny "clipoems"
31 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 28 June 1995. ISBN 0-57141-017-1. Price: $5

DICK HIGGINS

Scenes Forgotten & Otherwise Remembered
49 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 28 June 1998. ISBN 1-57141--042-2. Price: $5

CRAG HILL

American Standard
Introduction by John Byrum
A collection of often-playful, always ingenious-hearted textual poems concerned with the English language
34 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 16 April 1989. ISBN 0-926935-15-1. Price: $5

The Week
A series of sometime epigrammatic, sometimes poetic, always reflective sentences that playground the size of a week
55 pages, 8.5" by 11". Publication Date: 14 February 1992. ISBN 0-926935-59-3. Price: $10

CRAG HILL and BOB GRUMMAN, editors

Vispo auf Deutsch
Verbo-visual art from 17 Austrians and Germans
58 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 26 November 1995. ISBN 0-57141-018-X. Price: $10

VIRGINIA V. HLAVSA

Festillifes
Charming visual poems about Nancy Drew and other aspects of growing up, but also about owls, kingfishers, sycamores--and black holes
21 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 19 August 1992. ISBN 0-926935-73-9. Price: $5

MIMI HOLMES

A Selection of Selves
Textual Accompaniment by Jake Berry
A multi-styled series of onter-related visual self-portraits
50 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 26 June 1991. ISBN 0-926935-51-8. Price: $5

WHARTON HOOD

House of Cards
Introduction by Marshal Hryciuk, Illustrations by Richard Beland
A collection of dislocational haiku concerned predominantly with the pre-dawn a.m. of modern life
59 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 17 April 1989. ISBN 0-926935-18-6. Price: $5

MARSHALL HRYCIUK

The Galloping Syntaxi Strands
Down 'n' dirty sequence of various mixtures of visual poetry, textual poetry, and collages that ranges from recondite interactions with antiquity to the super-ephemerality of stock-market reports and magazines ads
69 pages, 8.5" by 11". Publication Date: 10 September 1992. ISBN 0-926935-77-1. Price: $10

G. HUTH

Ampersand Squared
an anthology of pwoermds edited by HUTH
who also provides an absorbing introduction to the genre.
5.5" by 4.25". perfect-bound. Publication Date: 20 April 2004.
ISBN 1-57141-065-1. Price: $10

Ghostlight
Introduction by Bob Grumman
Haiku-vivid lyrical visual poems
36 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 20 December 1990. ISBN 0-926935-45-3. Price: $5

Wreadings
Introduction by Crag Hill
A collection of alphaconceptual poems, or: metaphorically illuminating Joycean neologies
60 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 27 November 1987. ISBN 0-926935-02-X. Price: $5

Wreadings
Introduction by Crag Hill
A second edition with new poems of a collection of infra-verbal pwoermds such as "throught"
64 pages, 5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 21 April 1995. ISBN 0-57141-007-2. Price: $5

BILL KEITH

Wingdom
Introductions by Pierre Garnier and Bob Grumman
Visual poems about both actual flight and art as a form of flight--and about all that both kinds of flight allow us to experience
22 pages. ISBN 0-926935-91-7. Price: $8

KARL KEMPTON

Fission
Introduction by Bob Grumman
A collection of one-word alphaconceptual poems, or: one-word orthographic explorations of the language.
56 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 4 January 1988. ISBN 0-926935-01-1. Price: $5

Charged Particles
Voyages into the very letters of words to get at the heart of nature, life, and the quest to free "ego" of its "e"
41 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 21 June 1991. ISBN 0-926935-52-6. Price: $8

A Pond of Stars
Introduction by Will Inman
A collection of lyricking textual poems dealing with nature, archaeology and ecology (and, scorchingly at times, techno-industrial anti-ecology)
52 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 24 February 1989. ISBN 0-926935-11-9. Price: $5

Portrait of Texture
A series of visual illumages investigating the alphabet and textuality
20 pages, 5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 15 October 1999. ISBN 1-57141-047-3. Price: $8

Rose Window
A visual illumagery sequence featuring the alphabet as a series of rose windows
30 pages, 5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 15 October 1999. ISBN 1-57141-048-1. Price: $8

The Voices of Aden
Deeply ethical reflections transmuted to lyrical verse
20 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 2 July 1993. ISBN 0-926935-85-2. Price: $8

Rune 6: Figures of Speech
Typoglifs semi-representationally schematizing such archetypes as the priest, the scribe and dancers at the highest visio-lyrical level
27 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 6 December 1993. ISBN 0-926935-89-5. Price: $8

Rune 7: Poem, a Mapping
A masterful collection of typoglific investigations of the poem as toy, as rapture, as magic, as cosmos
30 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 6 December 1993. ISBN 0-926935-90-9. Price: $8

3 Cubed: Mathematical Poems, 1976 - 2003
One of the world's very few books devoted entirely to mathematical and math-related poetry by one author.
5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 3 March 2003 (03/03/03).
ISBN 1-57141-061-9. Price: $8

M. KETTNER

Full Penny Jar
Introduction by Noemie Maxwell & Nico Vassilakis
Haiku of ordinary objects wrenched into new resonances with each other
52 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 8 December 1989. ISBN 0-926935-35-6. Price: $5

DAVID KOPASKA-MERKEL

Underfoot
Introduction by G. Huth, Illustrations by Sheila Kopaska-Merkel
A collection of mostly ortholexical verse whose subject matter is sometimes gothic, sometimes sci fi, but which ranges everywhere
44 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 15 February 1992. ISBN 0-926935-60-7. Price: $5

MARTON KOPPANY

To Be Or To Be
Subtle conceptual poems like the title-poem, which investigates various ways of considering being and nothingness
45 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 31 December 1996. ISBN 1-57141-026-0. Price: $5

RICHARD KOSTELANETZ

Fields/Pitches/Turfs/Arenas
Introduction by Harry Polkinhorn
A collection of minimalistic but richly sense-turning visual poems
36 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 13 February 1991. ISBN 0-926935-48-8. Price: $5

Fulcra
pwoermds each of which breaks into two resonating
inner words such as "dozen."
2.75" by 4.25". Publication Date: 18 July 2005.
ISBN 1-57141-070-8. Price: $5

MoRepartitions
Minimalist word-play poems
28 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 17 March 1994.
ISBN 0-926935-97-6. Price: $5

Poetry I Shall Not Make
a highly witty list of kinds of poems the author would
not make such as ones "about sexism or nuclear war or
unpopular politicians"--a definite classic
4.25" by 5.5". Publication Date: 22 December 2003.
ISBN 1-57141-064-3. Price: $5

Repartitions IV
Single words broken into grag/ragm/gmen/ents of fascinatingly poetic resonance
20 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 12 February 1992. ISBN 0-926935-67-4. Price: $5

JIM LEFTWICH

Khwatir
A long idiolinguistic multi-meaning prose text
43 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 28 June 1995. ISBN 0-57141-016-3. Price: $5

JONATHAN LEVANT

Five Days Shy of February
Levant, loose just shy of total linguistic irresponsibility in family matters, and breaking huge chunks of poetry off them
30 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 24 August 1997. ISBN 1-57141-040-6. Price: $8

Oedipus the Anti-Aociopath (or Autumn Angst)
Introductions by Pat Ronald, Carmen Wooster (who is misrepresented as "Carmen Webster"), Martin Arbagi, Carol Gunther, Judith Kitchen, Richard Rosen, Quentin R. Howard, John Horner and James Brooks
10 poems, 9 introductions
24 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 15 February 1992. ISBN 0-926935-62-3. Price: $8

NANCY LEVANT

Generations of Sara
A short story about a daughter with poems about a love affair
20 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 23 May 1995. ISBN 0-57141-012-0. Price: $8

DAMIAN LOPES

Transentence
Acute observations of the everyday in slightly gnomic but accessible verse
28 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 21 December 1994. ISBN 0-57141-005-8. Price: $5

Unclear Family
A visual poetry sequence about the breakup of a family
24 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 15 February 1992. ISBN 0-926935-65-8. Price: $5

CARLOS LUIS

Tell This Much
brilliant pluraesthetic collagical collaborations in full color with WENDY SORIN
5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 18 July 2005.
ISBN 1-57141-071-6. Price: $30

OUT OF PRINT--BUT EVENTUALLY A SECOND PRINTING IS PLANNED

STEPHEN-PAUL MARTIN

ADVANCINGreceding
Introduction by Lloyd Dunn
A multi-paged visual poem dealing with the many varieties of two-dimensional space
44 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 21 July 1989. ISBN 0-926935-21-6. Price: $8

The Flood
Introductions by Harry Polkinhorn and Richard Royal
A hilarious conflux of Noah and Reagan in visual poetry of the highest ingenuity and originality
88 pages, 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 9 September 1992. ISBN 0-926935-70-4. Price: $10

Until It Changes
Introduction by Eve Ensler
An absurdist stream-of-consciousness visual poetry narrative which eschews grammatical progression for a kind of stacking and unstacking
48 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 12 August 1988. ISBN 0-926935-07-0. Price: $5

JOHN MARTONE

far human character
Fingerprints coalescing with hurricanes and other inter-schematizations of textual and visual imagery that subtly map into the vagaries of the human psychology
16 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 27 June 1991. ISBN 0-926935-56-9. Price: $5

primer
A collection of short haiku-like poems mostly about eay-to-day family life
58 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 22 December 1994. ISBN 0-57141-008-2. Price: $8

Trousseau
Introduction by Larry Eigner
Delicate but fully-charged visual poems of childhood, Judaism and medieval times
40 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 17 February 1991. ISBN 0-926935-46-1. Price: $5

James McGinness
The Grass Poems
Illustrated by Wes Disney
Short lyrical poems in equal partnership with Franz Kline Grass jutting into all sorts of human shapes
47 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 14 May 1997. ISBN 1-57141-035-X. Price: $8

MICHAEL MELCHER

Parallel to the Shore
Meditative lyrical poems
19 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 15 February 1992. ISBN 0-926935-68-2. Price: $8

DAVID MILLER

Commentaries (II)
Cutting-edge visual poetry sequence specializing in over-printing and the lyrical smear.
10 pages, 11" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 25 March 2000. ISBN 1-57141-052-X. Price: $8

GUSTAVE MORIN

Rusted Childhood Memoirs
Visual poems accurately described by their title
17 pages, 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 17 March 1994. ISBN 0-926935-96-8. Price: $10

JACK MOSKOVITZ

Artist as Autist
Introduction by Crag Hill
Arrestingly primitive black cut-outs and dislocational poems which combine in a powerful vision of psychological alienation
59 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 16 April 1989. ISBN 0-926935-14-3. Price: $5

Isis Slices
Disjunctional poems about the darknesses in affairs of the heart--with collages by the author
31 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 15 February 1992. ISBN 0-926935-66-6. Price: $5

SHEILA E. MURPHY & PETER GANICK

-ocracy
Part of an ongoing collaboration that begins here with Section 5: "dust/ priestesses the/ floor of/ putty-mouthed silencers.... densest comparisons..../ your face// treasured cages/ surgically remove/ from their inhabitants/ the credo/ "trust the process"// one relates coned by color/ team-drift....wiser than..../ openers' fitness roles": language-jift at its most mubile.
29 pages, 8.5" by 5.5". Publication Date: 13 September 1997. ISBN 1-57141-050-3. Price: $8

JUDY MURRAY

The Soft Sighs of If
Warm-hearted but odd-eyed lyric poems of "lemon flies," "marshmallow moths," and "playing if with no cards"
24 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 22 August 1992. ISBN 0-926935-75-5. Price: $5

OBERC

Demons
Raw plaintext poems of barroom/bathroom/bedroom and parallel rooms of the mind by one of Bukowski's most talented followers
12 pages, 8.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 31 December 1996. ISBN 1-57141-027-9. Price: $5

CLEMENTE PADIN

Poems To Eye
visual poems, many of them chargedly political
5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 12 May 2002.
ISBN 1-57141-058-9. Price: $8

MARK PETERS

Falling Down
Language poems nonetheless achieving poignancy without sentimentality out of experiences with slow learners
27 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 24 August 1997. ISBN 1-57141-038-4. Price: $8

HARRY POLKINHORN

Summary Dissolution
Introduction by Dick Higgins
A collage sequence combining a dislocational textual narrative with visual imagery from music, anatomy, philately and similarly wide-ranging and seemingly discompanionable subjects
58 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 10 August 1988. ISBN 0-926935-06-2. Price: $5

Teraphim
Visual poems by a leading burstnom poet/critic
60 pages, 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 26 November 1995. ISBN 0-926935-98-4. Price: $10

BERN PORTER

Neverends
Introduction by Erika Pfander
A collage sequence whose subject is existence, from lightning through shoe advertisements to flowers in bloom
50 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 16 April 1988. ISBN 0-926935-03-8. Price: $5

Numbers
Introduction by Erika Pfander
A waggish collage sequence concerned with the varied ways numbers take part in everyday life
52 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 29 July 1989. ISBN 0-926935-20-8. Price: $5

Signs
Introduction by Erika Pfander
The final volume of Porter's four-volume investigation of human communication
46 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 31 December 1996. ISBN 1-57141-025-2. Price: $5

Symbols
Simple-seeming but eye-opening collages by the master
42 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 28 June 1995. ISBN 0-57141-015-5. Price: $5

BERN PORTER and MALOK

Vocrascends
A satirical/lyrical high-art/crude collage sequence by two legends of the mail art scene
32 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 12 February 1991. ISBN 0-926935-42-9. Price: $5

BETTY RADIN
Dreamdance

Visual poetry sequence graphically and textually making knowable secrets of the ballet. . . .
15 pages, 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 13 September 1997. ISBN 1-57141-031-7. Price: $10

Hot Taters & Razzmatazz
Visual poetry sequence sputtering with colloquialisms out of Victorian England
10 pages, 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 13 September 1997. ISBN 1-57141-032-5. Price: $10

ARNE RAUENBERG

dislimitation
Visual poetry from Germany
30 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 24 April 1995. ISBN 0-57141-009-0. Price: $8

GLENN RUSSELL

The Plantings
Introduction by Greg Boyd
A collection of short, montage-illustrated surrealistic fables concerned mainly with metamorphoses
47 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 5 December 1989. ISBN 0-926935-34-8. Price: $5

GREGORY VINCENT ST. THOMASINO

Igne
Microherent songs of literature, philosophy and life
20 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 24 August 1993. ISBN 0-926935-88-7. Price: $5

JACK SAUNDERS

The Husband of the Writer's Wife
Plaintext poems in tone and manner resembling Bukowski but with a plaintive belligerance against all Literary Establishments unique to Jack--albeit with solidly authentic and moving glimpses of his family
32 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 13 May 1997. ISBN 1-57141-040-6. Price: $8

STACEY SOLLFREY

Turning Sights in a Circular Driveway
Introduction by John M. Bennett, Illustrations by Louis Steven Allam
Breeze-fresh dislocational poems concerned with the everyday world of ice-skating, tv, laundromats. . . .
32 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 9 December 1989. ISBN 0-926935-24-0. Price: $5

WENDY SORIN

Abzu
collages about Abzu with poems by MICHAEL BASINSKI
8.5" by 11". Publication Date: 3 June 2003.
ISBN 1-57141-060-0. Price: $10

Tell This Much
brilliant pluraesthetic collagical collaborations in full color with CARLOS LUIS
5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 18 July 2005.
ISBN 1-57141-071-6. Price: $20

FICUS STRANGULENSIS

Transmorfations
A collection of poems each of which consists of a word or phrase that is visually altered, step by step, until it becomes a new word or phrase--with poetic ties to the original word or phrase
37 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 31 December 1996. ISBN 1-57141-024-4. Price: $8

DAVID STARKEY

A Year With Gayle, And Others
A disjointed narrative about Gayle and others in sometimes aphoristic, sometimes lyric, sometimes who-knows-what lines, one for each day of the year
27 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 2 July 1993. ISBN 0-926935-78-X. Price: $8

LARRY TOMOYASU

Mockingbird/Litmus
Weird but resonant (and frequently funny) juxtapositionings of visual images and mundane but unexpected texts
32 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 20 December 1990. ISBN 0-926935-47-X. Price: $5

ANDREW TOPEL

Pain Tings
cutting edge visual poems
5.5" by 8.5". Publication Date: 19 June 2004.
ISBN 1-57141-067-8. Price: $8

NICO VASSILAKIS

Artaud What
An aburdist collage sequence
17 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 17 March 1994. ISBN 0-926935-93-3. Price: $5

Dornobber
Introduction by M. Kettner, Calligraphic Illustrations by John M. Bennett,> Translations into Greek by Helen and Mary Bournas
A wild short surrealistic poem about dirt, pigeons, mothlight and . . . dornobbery
33 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 9 December 1989. ISBN 0-926935-37-2. Price: $5

Stampologue
a sequence of blocks of truncated texts that tell several intriguingly indistinct stories simulataneously
5.5" by 4.25". Publication Date: 17 July 2005.
ISBN 1-57141-069-4. Price: $5

JOHN VIEIRA

Points on a Hazard Map
Lyric poetry at times visual, at times infra-verbal, about "ignorance whitened" and much else.
32 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 15 October 1999. ISBN 1-57141-046-5. Price: $8

Reality Slices
A collection of textual and visual poetry
34 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 1 April 1996. ISBN 1-57141-020-1. Price: $8

Self-Portrait with Demons
Mixture of visual and textual poems
50 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 14 May 1997. ISBN 1-57141-033-3. Price: $8

DIANE WALD

Double Mirror
Jump-cut poems, their lines in alphabetical order, their subject a human relationship
37 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 9 April 1996. ISBN 1-57141-023-6. Price: $8

PAUL WEINMAN

Photo Script
Introduction by Mike Gunderloy, Illustrations by Walt Phillips
Satirical poems of social comment starring the famed White Boy
52 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 20 December 1990. ISBN 0-926935-43-7. Price: $5

IRVING WEISS

Number Poems
Visual poems and list poems about numbers
70 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 22 August 1997. ISBN 1-57141-037-6. Price: $8

Visual Voices
Visual poetry variations on poems written before 1900, with commentary
145 pages, 8.5" by 11".   Publication Date: 24 October 1994. ISBN 0-926935-95-X. Price: $25
For more information regarding this title, go to Visual Voices.

SIMON WICKHAM-SMITH

Few
Visual and language poetry
31 pages, 5.5" by 8.5".   Publication Date: 17 March 1994. ISBN 0-926935-99-2. Price: $8

TOM WILOCH

Decoded Factories of the Heart
A collection of surrealistic haiku with collages
52 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 23 March 1995. ISBN 0-57141-003-1. Price: $5

Neon Trance
Yet more often macabre, always surrealistically-resonant haiku from the master of the genre
30 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 14 May 1997. ISBN 1-57141-034-1. Price: $5

Night Rain
Introduction by Robert Frazier
Elegantly dislocational haiku interwoven with grandly surrealizing collages
53 pages, 5.5" by 4.25".   Publication Date: 26 June 1991. ISBN 0-926935-55-0. Price: $5

CHRIS WINKLER

Viscosity Induction
Introduction by Jake Berry
Bawdy absurdist non-narrative collage sequence
26 pages, 4.25" by 5.5".   Publication Date: 22 February 1989. ISBN 0-926935-10-0. Price: $5

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