AngelHousePress at the Virtual Indie Lit SymposiumAngelHousePress at the Virtual Indie Lit Symposium

Meet the Presses is holding a series of free virtual panels on Zoom between November 26 and November 29. AngelHousePress  will be participating in the Outlaw Presses: Pushing the Boundaries of Small Press, which will take place on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 2-3pm with No Press and the Blasted Tree, from out west, Burlington's Simulacrum Press, Toronto's Noir Z and fellow Ottawa entity, Room 3o2 Books. We'll have opening remarks, a moderating session and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. Get your questions ready!

You can register for the entire symposium here. Thanks to the Meet the Presses collective for inviting AngelHousePress to take part. It promises to be an interesting series of discussions. 

Meet the Presses Indie Lit Symposium Schedule

Thursday, November 26, 2020: bpNichol Chapbook Award Winner Announcement, 7-8pm EST
Friday, November 27, 2020: The Roots of Small Press, 7-8pm EST
Saturday, November 28, 2020: The Future of Small Press, 12-1pm EST
Outlaw Presses: Pushing the Boundaries of Small Press, 2-3pm EST
Sunday, November 29, 2020: Magazines and Journals, 12-1pm EST
Small Press and the Craft of Bookmaking, 2-3pm EST

yr fallen angel,
Amanda Earl

VISPO mags, sites and presses for visual poets and fans

This is the first draft. It is aimed at those who want to submit visual poetry for publication and those who want to purchase visual poetry. I am grateful to those who offered suggestions. Please send suggestions and corrections to amanda at angelhousepress dot com. 
This is one of the many guides available through AngelHousePress in an attempt to assist in the creation and dissemination of visual poetry throughout the world.
Click here to access the spreadsheet.

Women and Gender Nonconforming Visual Poetry Editors, Publishers, and Curators

I’m steadily creating a directory of publications and sites with women and gender nonconforming editors, publishers and curators of visual poetry. Please note that you must check the individual sites to find out who they publish, what type of work they are publishing and if they’re currently seeking submissions. My hope is that this list will encourage submissions and collaborations and be inspiring and reassuring to other women and gender nonconforming visual poets who may often feel like there’s no place for their work. One of my missions for AngelHousePress is to center women and nonconforming artists and writers.

An Essay About Writing A Talk About Poetry or Thoughts on Play, the Other and DuendeAn Essay About Writing A Talk About Poetry or Thoughts on Play, the Other and Duende

Presented at the Factory Reading Series Talk, November 21, 2013, Raw Sugar, Ottawa with talks by Amanda Earl, Brecken Hancock and David O’Meara.
First published in Seventeen Seconds, edited by rob mclennan, 2016. Since the online journal is no longer online, I thought I would share this talk about duende and play in my poetry practice here, so that it has a permanent home. 

The Small Machine TalksThe Small Machine Talks

The Small Machine Talks is a monthly-ish podcast co-hosted by Amanda Earl and a.m. kozak. The podcast focuses on the poetry scene of Central Canada and beyond through conversations, interviews and discussions of craft and community, book and chapbook talks. It began in 2016. 2020 Ode to the Small

AngelHousePress presents 2020, Ode to the Small:  thirty days of poetry from nine countries.


Contributors from Australia, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, USA were kind enough to share their visual art, haiku, visual poetry, couplets, stanzas, prose poems, stamp art, buttons, ceramics, one-word poems, untitled poems, letraset, yarn, typewriter poems, clay fragments, photographs, installation art, scrolls, collages, bees, ladybugs, maps, and puns to create this celebration. Over thirty days, these poets offer their poems of grief, joy, trauma, humour, pain and delight. It’s an honour to publish their work.


Ode to the Small celebrates the life and work of Nelson Ball, a beloved Canadian poet, minimalist, editor, publisher and bookseller, who died in 2019, and who is still greatly missed. was created by AngelHousePress in 2009 to celebrate the nation of poetry, a nation which transcends all borders and boundaries. Thanks to this year’s contributors and to all who submitted work.


If we are learning anything during this time of crisis, it is that we must rely on each other to survive. While we must now physically isolate from one another, we are learning that loneliness can be alleviated by the sharing of art. We are not alone.


Please visit every day in April for a new work and return to it throughout the year.


AngelHousePress, established in 2007, publishes raw talent, ragged edges and rebels. We publish two online magazines, host a monthly podcast and an essay series. Please visit for more information and to subscribe our mailing list for updates and calls for submission. You can also like us on FaceBook for regular updates:


yr fallen angel,

Amanda Earl

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