I have synaesthesia, which means that I blend senses together. In my case it is colour and text, and sometimes sound and colour. My particular form is called grapheme synaesthesia. This is one reason why I enjoy playing around with text in smaller units than the word. Here are a few places where you can find my attempts at visual poetry & below the links, you will find recent work, which i post on my visual poetry blog.
latest visual poetry chapbook is "une semaine dans la vie de l'alphabet" published in Puddles of Sky Press' "Illiterature, Issue 3: a journal of minimalist poetry"
In 2012, my visual poetry was published in the Last Vispo Anthology by Fantagraphics.
Gary Barwin included a talk and interview with me about my visual poetry in his Jacket2 feature, Languageye.
Drunken Boat Issue 10
Synaesthesian Alphabet, by Amanda Earl
Amanda Earl at otherclutter.com
Red, by Amanda Earl at unlikelystories.org
- Where can you find work from the Vispo Bible (as of May 15, 2020)
i'm going to use this blog entry to provide links to the Vispo Bible's publications for all who have asked or who might want to know:
THE VISPO BIBLE is a life's work to translate every chapter, every book, every verse of the Bible into visual poetry. I began the project in 2015, and as of May 1, 2020, i have completed 300 pages: Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Levitucus, Numbers, Ruth, Esther, Deuteronomy,
New Testament Acts 1-8 so far/ currently in progress,Matthew,Mark,Romans, John I, II, III, Jude, Revelation.
In 2018, I received funding from the Ontario Arts Council based on a recommendation from Coach House Books for the Vispo Bible.
1. The Vispo Bible: One Woman Recreates the Bible as Visual Poetrypresented as part of Kanada Koncrete Material Poetries in the Digital Age, University of Ottawa, May 4-6, 2018
This is my general overview of the project.
2. The powerpoint presentation of the work included in the talk. I've done more pieces since, but this is the bulk of the work.
3. YouTube Videos
Acts 2 - layer by layer
Chapbooks and Broadsides
ONLINE SITES/EXHIBITS Escapisms, Poem Atlas (May 15 to June 5, 2020)
University of Ottawa, English Department presentation by Claire Farley, 2016
- Leviticus 5 in Poem Atlas' Escapisms Exhibit (May 15 - June 5, 2020)
- Genesis 33 in Mellom Press Online Exhibit, Translations: May 11 to June 7, 2020
- The Vispo Bible: Acts from the New Testament
- The Vispo Bible: Matthew 8, 9 and 10 in Train : journal of concrete poetry