AHP enjoys Wim Wenders films and the art of Albrecht Dürer.
a rawlings

a rawlings’ research in acoustic ecology, counter-mapping, and ecopoetics informs her artistic output. Her literary debut Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006) received an Alcuin Award for Design; the book was adapted for stage production by VaVaVoom, Bedroom Community, and Valgeir Sigurðsson in 2014. She is the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (Canada, 2009) and held the position of Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence (Australia, 2012). rawlings' 2012 digital publication Gibber amassed sound and visual poetry from Australian bioregions. In 2013, her work Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. rawlings is an active performer, collaborator, and installation artist. She works with many international artists, including Sachiko Murakami, Matt Ceolin, Maja Jantar, Rebecca Bruton, and Kristín Eiríksdóttir. She has also penned librettos for composer Gabrielle Herbst's Bodiless and for a collaboration called Longitude with composer Davíð Brynjar Franzson and new media artists Davyde Wachell and Halldór Arnar Úlfarsson. rawlings loves in Iceland.

a.m. kozaka.m. kozak is a social worker, poet, anti-poverty advocate & editor of 30 under 30: an anthology of Canadian millennial poets (In/Words, 2017), currently living in Ottawa.He and Amanda Earl hosted the Small Machine Talks, a podcast that explores the poetry scene of Central Canada and beyond from 2016 to 2020.

Adriana Kobor

Adriána Kóbor  (Hungary, 1988), active in the Benelux from 2006 till late 2018. Her poems aim to explore and extend the boundaries of language. The major part of her work is written in English, though her verses and stories written in other languages — Hungarian, Dutch etc. — have gained attention as well. Currently she is busy with the final touches on her unpublished work preparing it for publication. Besides that she created two books in collaboration with a visual poet and a collagist waiting to be pulled through the press. She is regularly submitting and publishing in the international literary media. Her work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.

Aileen and Chad PantsAileen and Chad Pants live, work and collaborate in the Minneapolis area. View more of their work at flrxwrx.wordpress.com.

Aileen BenoAileen Beno most recently lives in Minnesota with two zebra finches and a hairy monster.
Akua Lezli Hope

Akua Lezli Hope is a creator who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, and metal  to create poems, patterns, stories, music, ornaments, adornments and peace whenever possible. She has won two fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Ragdale U.S.-Africa Fellowship, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from The National Endowment for The Arts.  She is a Cave Canem fellow. Her manuscript, Them Gone, a 2015 Word Works finalist, won Red Paint Hill’s Editor’s Prize. She won the 2015 Science Fiction Poetry Association’s short poem award.  She has published 116 crochet designs. A paraplegic, she’s started a paratransit nonprofit so that she can get around her country town. Her poem, “Mommy’s Arias” appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017: A Celebration of Women.

Ali Znaidi

Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He is the author of several chapbooks, including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), and Mathemaku x5 (Spacecraft Press, 2015). For more, visit aliznaidi.blogspot.com Ali's poetry appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016 and in Experiment-O Issue 9.0.

Alison Keogh

“...Keogh’s work brings to mind both the spontaneity of the Abstract Expressionist painters and the geometric rigor of Donald Judd.” - Ann Landi, ARTnews Magazine July 2012


“ I collaborate with uncertainty and work with both stillness and immediacy. Intuition, awareness, my breath, body and repetitive gestures are constant processes I use to reveal my experiences that have settled and compressed with time.”


Alison Keogh earned her architectural degree and completed a masters program at Kingston University, London. Formerly an architect, her artistic practice embraces repetitive and contemplative processes as a way of collaborating with natural materials. While adhering to an underlying structural premise of modernist forms her work emanates an organic sensibility. Keogh’s work has been exhibited internationally as well as nationally in solo and group exhibitions. In 2012 she exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, and attended an artist residency at Fundacion Valpariso, Spain. She was represented by William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe for five years until the closure of contemporary program in 2017. Alison exhibited at Gallery Moris, Kobe, Japan in the spring of 2018. Her work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2019.


Photography credit - Robert J Mang Photography

Ally Fleming

Ally Fleming is a poet and reviewer who lives in Toronto. Her work has appeared in CAROUSEL, Canadian Medical Association Journal BlogsThis Magazine, and the chapbooks The Worst Season (Anstruther Press, 2017) and What Happened Was: He Flew (serif of nottingham editions, 2011). Her work appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca. The title of this piece is "For This Poem to Exist I Have No Choice But to Suffer This Grief," from "There's no one who loves me" by Fernando Pessoa.

Amanda EarlAmanda Earl is the fallen angel of AngelHousepress. She co-hosts The Small Machine Talks with a.m. kozak. Her poetry book "Kiki" came out with Chaudiere Books in 2014; Her novel, "A World of Yes" (DevilHouse, 2015) is available on line. Her collection of filthy tales, "Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl" is available both on line and in print. More info is at AmandaEarl.com
Amy Dennis

In addition to publications in England and France, Amy Dennis' poetry has appeared in more than a dozen Canadian literary publications, such as CV2, Event, Queen's Quarterly, and Prairie Fire. Her poetry has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards and a Random House Creative Writing Award. She placed second in the UK’s National Bedford Open Poetry Competition. Most recently, her chapbook THE COMPLEMENT AND ANTAGONIST OF BLACK (OR, THE DEFINITION OF ALL VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS) was published by above/ground press in February of 2013. She now lives in the UK where she is completing her Ph.D. 

Anatol KnotekAnatol Knotek is an Austrian artist and visual poet. His work has been exhibited internationally and his concrete and visual poems have been published in journals, chapbooks, schoolbooks and anthologies. He is a member of the Austrian Art Association with its residence in Schönbrunn Palace. Examples of his concrete poetry, textanimations, written pictures and textobjects can be viewed on his website http://www.anatol.cc
andrew topel

andrew topel has less hair, worse eyesight and slower hands now then when he first began creating visual poetry

Angela Caporaso

Angela Caporaso is an Italian artist focusing on artists books and visual poetry, working with the mediums of collage, trash-art and, more recently, digital formats.

Since her first exhibitions, which date back to the eighties, she has revealed a constant strain towards new expressive languages.

This constant research led Angela to contaminate sign with colour, font with image, literature with painting, as though one single medium was not sufficient to express her complex imaginative world. Angela's work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2020 Ode to the Small. http://www.angelacaporaso.com/

Angela RebrecAngela Rebrec is a writer, singer and graphic artist whose work can be found in various journals and anthologies such as PRISM International, EVENT, Prairie Fire and the Dalhousie Review. Angela currently facilitates writing and expressive arts workshops for kids aged 6 to 106. She lives with her husband and three children on unceeded Musqueam and Tsawwassen lands. Her poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2020 Ode to the Small

Ania Urbanowska

Ania Urbanowska is a Polish-born filmmaker based in Edinburgh. She creates fictional, experimental and documentary films. She also collaborates with international artists on A/V performances and cross-platform projects. Ania has directed several short films that engage with subjects including the power of subconscious and coincidence, fear and sexuality. She recently collaborated with Sandra Alland on three other short films and the multidisciplinary performance, ‘Equivalence’. Ania edited the award-winning short documentary, ‘Where We Are Now’. http://aniaurbanowska.com/. Her film, "Bilingual Poet's Dilemma by Donna Williams" appears as part of NationalPoetryMonth.ca  2018 and was originally published as part of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches, 2017).

Ankie van Dijk:

I was born in the Netherlands in Tilburg.. Since 1973 I have been living in Baarle-Nassau, a village on the Dutch/Belgian border. You can find more information through my website: avandijk.exto.nl, and on
Facebook. Already as a child I had the need to be creative, working with materials like paper, and drawing. Since 1991 I have been taking  a watercolor painting course in Baarle-Nassau. In 1996 I switched to the IKO academy in Hoogstraten, Belgium. After two years of general basic techniques, I took the advanced painting program there from 1998 to 2004.  During that time for me, collage technique by way of sketching has evolved into an independent art form, using found paper, cardboard, plastic. All in small scale.  From 2011, the emphasis has increasingly shifted to painting. The collage techniques have developed into a more graphic
form, and I started experimenting by distorting printed text on paper (for example old books) by using. scissors and paste t, making certain structures visible, and turning existing text info graphic forms. The
next step was using paper artworks as a source of inspiration for simple graphic drawings. Since 2014 I have been useingcarbon paper, among other things. In this way I can let coincidence play along and use repetition,
which in turn creates structures. Working with paper material (collages, graphic drawings) led to other works, making use of found material, as old bookcovers, paper,  boxes, thread, little pieces of metal and more.
Always in small sizes.  At first only two-dimensional, later also three-dimensional. It’s all about experimenting, having fun, playing with all kind of materials.

In all art forms I strive for austerity in technology and materials and try to create a fascinating image with as few interventions as possible. Simplicity, silence and tranquility are the words that typify my work. 
Ankie's work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca

Archana Sridhar is a poet and university administrator in Toronto, Canada. Archana focuses on themes of meditation, race, and motherhood in her poetry and flash writing. She is a graduate of Bard College and Harvard Law School, and a former Fulbright Scholar. Her work has been featured in The Puritan, The Hellebore, Barren Magazine, and elsewhere. Her work can be found at www.archanasridhar.com. Archana's poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2020 Ode to the Small.

Ariel Dawn

Ariel Dawn  lives in Victoria, British Columbia. She spends her time writing, reading, and studying Tarot. Recent work appears in canthius, (parenthetical), Foxhole, Vine Leaves, Room, and is forthcoming in A Furious Hope anthology.

Her poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.

Ariel González Losada

Ariel González Losada, composer, visual artist. Born in Buenos Aires in 1978. His musical and visual interests are marked by the behaviors, processes and structures on the natural phenomena, as well as by the underlying gestures to the written word.

Ashleigh Allen is a poet and educator born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and an MA in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently a visiting writer at Scarborough Arts in Toronto where she is a workshop facilitator, editor, and most recently a juror for a local writing competition. She teaches both creative and critical writing courses at Sheridan and Seneca Colleges in Toronto. Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in: Contemporary Verse 2, Tethered by Letters, The Operating System, The Literary Review, Bort Quarterly, and Best American Poetry. Her poem, “Sure, self-examination” appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017: A Celebration of Women.

Astra Papachristodoulou is a PhD researcher at the University of Surrey with focus in Material Poetics, and her work has been published in various magazines including The Times, Ambit Magazine and Magma Poetry. She is the author of several poetry books including Stargazing (Guillemot Press) and her work has been exhibited in numerous art venues across the UK, including The Southbank Centre and the A&D Gallery. Her work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca

Avelino De AraujoAvelino De Araujo (Patu-RN, Brazil) produces literature / visual poetry / Intersemiotic / experimental since 1979, his works have been printed in more than 300 magazines, newspapers and anthologies on all continents. The author has several works in textbooks and on dozens of sites in the Internet.Archive in Mail Art or Postal Art in the 70s, 80s and 90s. His work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.

Ben Ladouceur Ben Ladouceur was an editor for In/Words magazine during the 2008/2009 academic year. His poetry has been featured in several publications including The Moose & Pussy, Ottawater, Sugar Mule and Cake Magazine (forthcoming). He was shortlisted for the John Newlove Poetry Award (2008) and was runner-up for the George Johnston Poetry Prize twice (2007 and 2009). His two chapbooks, Alert (Angel House Press) and The Argossey (Apt. 9 Press) were both released in September 2009.
Beverly Cummings

Beverly Cummings was born and lives in Ottawa, Canada.  She has previously published poetry in a number of little magazines most recently the online journals The Steel Chisel,  Monday’s Poem, Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag and CMHA Saskatchewan Division magazine Transition.  She has been a frequent contributor to The Voice and Open Minds Quarterly.  She has three times placed as an Honourable Mention in Open Minds Quarterly’s annual Brainstorming poetry contest.  She has five self-published chapbooks  and two trade books:  Keep it Terse and A GOOD DEATH. Her poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016.

Bill DiMichele

Bill DiMichele (aka Billy DiM, aka Artman, aka Mr.D., aka Dr. Homeslice) is a visual poet, indie-alt musician and Zen lunatic.  He has a Master's Degree in Fine Arts and follows his passion for abstract expressionist painting. He finds beauty- well, everywhere.

Billy Mavreas

Billy Mavreas  (he/him) Montréal based poet and artist making visual poems, collage, comics and paintings.

His work has appeared in NationalPoetryMonth.ca and Experiment-O Issue 12

bob grummanHaving recently turned 70, Bob Grumman is now the world's oldest apprentice Force-to-be-Reckoned-With. He is most prominently an apprentice Force in three fields, poetry, literary criticism and theoretical psychology. In the first he specializes in visio-mathematical poetry although he also has two collections of more or less conventional linguexclusive poems in print about an alter ego named, "Poem," Of Poem (dbqp press) and Poem, Demerging (Phyrgian Press). April to the Power of Pythagoras Times Now (Otoliths) contains most of his best visio-mathematical poems.
Bola Opaleke

Bola Opaleke is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His poems have appeared or forthcoming in a few journals like Frontier Poetry, Rising Phoenix Review, Writers Resist, Rattle, Cleaver, One, The Nottingham Review, The Puritan, The Literary Review of Canada, Sierra Nevada Review, Dissident Voice, Poetry Quarterly, The Indianapolis Review, Canadian Literature, Empty Mirror, Poetry Pacific, Drunk Monkeys, Temz Review, St. Peters College(University of Saskatchewan) Anthology (Society 2013 Vol. 10), Pastiche Magazine, and others. He holds a degree in City Planning, and lives in Winnipeg MB.

Brad Vogler

Brad Vogler's poems have appeared in various places, most recently in CutBank and Bestoned. Brad builds and maintain the website for Delete Press (www.deletepress.org), and is the editor/web designer of Opon (www.opon.org). His first chapbook, Fascicle 30, was published by Little Red Leaves Textile Series.

Brenda Dunn has a B.A.H in Fine Art and English and an M.A. in English literature and has decided she prefers the visual to the verbal when it comes to communication. She currently works and plays in Ottawa.
Bridget Nutting

Bridget Nutting is a poet, writer, visual artist, and teacher who passionately seeks to discover new and innovative styles of expression through words, objects, and experiences. She enjoys encouraging people of all ages to rediscover their own creative spirits. Her favorite muses include music, nature, people, and personal experiences – past, present, and yet to come. She calls the Pacific Northwest home.

bruno neiva

bruno neiva is a Portuguese text artist and poet. Author of ‘washing-up’ (zimZalla), 'dough' (erbacce press) and ‘averbaldraftsone&otherstories' (Knives Forks and Spoons Press), amongst other titles. More of his work can be found in several magazines worldwide. He’s currently working on a collaborative poetry and performance project with English poet Paul Hawkins, Servant Drone.  His work appears in Experiment-O Issue 8.

Some links to his work: 



C.M. Preston is a Canadian poet currently attending the MFA program at the University of British Columbia. C.M.'s poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2020 Ode to the Small

C.R.E. Wells

C.R.E. Wells (a.k.a. "Chris") is an artist, teacher, and information technologist. He lives in the midwest with his wife and animals. Although he has primarily been a writer and musician since childhood, he has been creating mostly mixed media works, collages, and visual poetry since 2015. He regularly posts his art on his blog at https://faintpress.tumblr.com. His 

work appears in Experiment-O Issue 13 (AngelHousePress, 2020).

Caleb JW BrassetCaleb JW Brasset lives in Toronto.
Cameron AnsteeCameron Anstee lives in Ottawa, ON, where he runs Apt. 9 Press. Water Upsets Stone recently appeared from The Emergency Response Unit (2009).
Camille Martin

Camille Martin is the author of four collections of poetry: Looms (Shearsman Books, forthcoming in 2012), Sonnets (Shearsman Books 2010), Codes of Public Sleep (BookThug, 2007), and Sesame Kiosk (Potes & Poets, 2001). She has performed her poetry in over twenty-five cities in the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and France.


Of Sonnets, Rae Armantrout observes that “in some ways, these poems are almost traditional," yet "in these taut, fast-paced, self-aware poems, the lyric meets 21st-century paranoia and sparks fly.” Carol Dorf writes that Martin creates “a world where science and myth intersect,” a “world of a mind reflecting on itself, the natural and built environments, time, and language.” And Jordan Scott speaks of “the magnificence in these poems, a poetic magnetic, propelling you to turn the page.”


She blogs at Rogue Embryo, and her website is camillemartin.ca


Photo by Michael Kelleher.

Candace Makowichuk 

The medium I work in is historical photographic processes including: Cyanotype, Bromoil, Gum Bichromate, and Silver Gelatin.  I do photographic work because quite simply I have to. It is a part of me and who I am. My art is made solely by hard work, patience, and quiet observations, using primarily a historic bellows sheet film camera, and 19th century printing processes. In our digital age of rapid fire cameras and gigabytes I believe my methodology and approach projects my contemporary vision forward, while at the same time celebrating the roots of photography in its purest form.

Our life in and around the structure of architecture and our environment is a platform for creating, living and experiencing. The way in which we engage with our contemporary urban landscape is unique and encompasses places that we may pass by daily, taking no notice, while others we remember vividly.  Our environment offers services, entertainment, comfort, and transportation and how we participate with this landscape can be very personal. By using photography, I take snapshots to reveal themes and memories of everyday life.  Referencing common locations, I capture an element of time and space and the intersections between urban site, memory and the human impulse to connect.  Long after one has interacted with the permanence of these ever-changing yet recurrent spaces, the photos - like souvenirs - offer a moment to reminisce, supplying the imagination with a place to go.  As intentionally artificial constructions, my photographs convey experiences of the truth but they also communicate a single view. The subjects and moments I choose to photograph are very intuitive and are found in my daily movements through the world – they are at home, on a walk, in the car, at work, at my children’s schools, and anywhere else that happens to be a part of my day. This work is simply the city as seen through the eyes of a single individual, a trace of the way in which I walked through it. As an involved urban dweller using a variety of public spaces, I coninue to investigate the many aspects of the city I live in.  

Candace's art appears in Experiment-O Issue 10.

carlyle baker is an apostate and now wanders among the misbegotten, he has hardly a penny to his name and lives in the future perfect tense,
he has recently appeared at wordfor/word and soon at signs&symbols.

Carol Barbour

Carol Barbour is a visual artist, poet, and art historian. Poems are published by The Fiddlehead, Canthius, The Ekphrastic Review, The Toronto Quarterly, and Transverse Journal. She has produced four artist books, which are collected by libraries including The British Library, The National Gallery of Canada, Artexte, Goldsmiths Art Library, and The Museum of Modern Art (Franklin Furnace Archive). A new book of poems is forthcoming from Guernica Editions. Her poetry appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca.

Carol Stetser

Carol Stetser has been making visual poetry for 30 years. She makes her paper collages the old-fashioned way with scissors and glue-sticks. Her vispo is published in "C'est mon Dada", "This is Visual Poetry" and the anthologies "Writing to be Seen" and "The Last Vispo Anthology".  She lives in Sedona, Arizona.

Carol White

Carol White is an American collage artist living in Ireland.  She has been making collages since childhood.  Growing up in museums, both via her father's job and living in the metropolitan area, utilising imagery from arts and cultural histories, White's work has the feeling of time travel.  Merging contemporary imagery with Northern Renaissance interiors with figures, she evokes a nebulous feeling of peeling oneself from a colorful dream.


White has taught English at Secondary Level in Ohio, USA; was an AAM tour guide at The Newark Museum where she worked as Head of Junior Gallery and Junior Museum Department.  Museum Educator and teacher she transferred skills moving to Ireland with her husband and 2 children in 1987.


For the past 20 years, White taught at Further Education Level where she ran an Arts Administration course for 17 years and taught Art Appreciation, Collage Techniques and Communications.


A practicing collage artist, White has exhibited extensively in America,  the EU, Japan, Canada and Australia. Her work appears in Experiment-O Issue 8 and NationalPoetryMonth.ca .

Carrie Hunter

Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, edits the chapbook press, ypolita press, is on the editorial board of Black Radish Books. Her chapbookVice/Versa recently came out with Dancing Girl Press, her full-length collection, The Incompossible, was published in 2011 by Black Radish Books, and another, Orphan Machines, came out in 2015. She lives in San Francisco and teaches ESL. Her poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016 and Experiment-O Issue 9.0.

Catherine Graham

Winner of the IFOA’s Poetry NOW, Catherine Graham is the author of six poetry collections including The Celery Forest, a CBC Books Top 10 Canadian Poetry Collection of 2017 and Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and CAA Award for Poetry. Author of the debut novel Quarry, she teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto SCS where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award. www.catherinegraham.com @catgrahampoet. Her poetry appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca. Photo credit: Eduardo Martins

Catherine Vidler

Catherine Vidler's recent publications include Lost Sonnets (third iteration) (edition taberna kritika, 2019),  Keyboards, 14 visual/textual poems for Tom Jenks (The Blasted Tree, 2019), Repetitive Poems (Simulacrum Press. 2019), stamp sonnets: 28 poems created from material contained in hartmut abendschein's 'stamp stories' project (SOd press, 2019), 2_154_77_79_38_118_41_115_19_137_60_96_21_135_58_98_9_147_70_86_31_125_48_108_12_144_67_89_28_128_51_105_4_152_75_81_36_120_43_113_17_



91_26_ 130_53_103 (Hesterglock Prote(s)xt, 2019), deleted sonnets (Penteract Press, 2019), 78 composite lost sonnets(Hesterglock Prote(s)xt, 2018), Lost Sonnets (Timglaset, 2018), collected composite lost sonnets (SOd press, 2018),lost sonnets (Spacecraft Press, 2018), table sets (no press, 2017), lake labyl (Penteract Press, 2017), table set poems (Penteract Press, 2017), table set poems (Spacecraft Press, 2017), lake labyl (SOd press, 2017), chaingrass errata slips (SOd press, 2017), chaingrass night and unresolved chaingrass tiling (SOd press, 2017), chaingrass (SOd press, 2016) and chaingrass (zimZalla Object 039, 2016).Her work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca and Experiment-O Issue 12.

Cecil TouchonCecil Touchon born February 7, 1956 Austin, Texas USA - touchon.com. Touchon is widely known as a master of collage art, a painter and visual poet through his work with cut up text. Touchon is co-founder and director of the International Post-Dogmatist Group and the founder and director of the Ontological Museum and its wings, The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, The Archives of the Eternal Network, The Fluxmuseum and the Museum of Snapshot Photography and the Museum's publishing arm Ontological Museum Publications. See ontologicalmuseum.org.

An active internet organizer with a strong interest in bringing together and working with international communities of artists, Touchon is a member of the Massurralist Society and The International Union of Mail Artists and founder of The International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists, the Cut and Paste Poets and the Fluxnexus, a contemporary Fluxus group. Touchon is also the founder of Fluxus Laboratories and Fluxus Institute.

Works or publications by Touchon can be found in the following public collections: MOMA New York, MOMA Library, New York, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, Mela Foundation, New York, Studio One, New York, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., Fogg Museum of Art Archive, Cambridge, Mass., Los Angeles County Museum of Art Research Library, Los Angeles, Ca, The Getty Research Institute Los Angeles, Ca, Modern Realism, San Francisco, Ca, Chicago Art Institute Chicago, Il.,Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Il. Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Il., Saint Louis Art Museum, Library, Saint Louis, Mo, Iowa State University, Fluxus Collection Ames, IA, ATCA Special Collections, Iowa State University, Iowa City, Iowa, Avant Writing Collection, Rare Books & Manuscripts Library at Ohio State University, Ohio State University Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscript Libraries, Columbus, Ohio, Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami, Fl, Ontological Museum, Fluxus Collections, Fort Worth, Texas, Longview Museum and Art Center Longview, Texas, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Mn, The Tate Modern London, UK, Tate Britain (Archive), London, UK, Museum Fluxus + Potsdam, Germany,Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, Hungary, TAM Archive, Breda, Netherlands, Szuka Fabryka Archive, Tielrode, Belgium, Knud Pedersen Archive, Copenhagen, Denmark, E.O.N. Archive, Viareggio, Italy,Archivo Francesco Conz, Verona Italy,Sellem Archive of Experimental amd Marginal Art, Lund,The Museu Brasileiro da Escultura in Sao Paulo, Brasil

Chad Lietz

Chad Lietz lives in Minneapolis, MN where he co-edits Erg and Cricket Online Review. Recent publications include vizio-linguistic work in SAGINAW and a phonephonic score for tarot and war in Conversations at the Wartime Café: A Decade of War 2001-2011 (CreateSpace, 2011). A modest archive of Lietz’s phonephonic recordings is available on Soundcloud.

Charlotte Henay

Charlotte Henay is a mother, daughter, teacher, storyteller and researcher. She works to counter extinction myths through storywork, and relationships of imagining. Charlotte writes about cultural memory and grandmothers’ gardens, as an activist for Afro-Indigenous futurities. She has a background in critical race theory, and being exiled. Her work has been published in Feral Feminisms; Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education and Society, and is forthcoming in a Demeter Press anthology, Mothers and Daughters. Charlotte’s visual artwork has been shown at FAC: Toronto’s Feminist Art Conference, York University’s Crossroads Gallery and 416 Gallery for MIXEDArtTO. Her moving poems in the series All of My Peoples’ Bones Are Here, are part of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas’ National Exhibition 8 in Nassau, Bahamas. Charlotte has been a teacher, administrator and consultant in First Nations, mainstream and international education contexts, and co-founded Nusdeh Yoh, BC’s first Aboriginal Choice School. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Comparative Perspectives and Cultural Boundaries, at York University. Her video poem, “Genogram” appears as part of NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017: A Celebration of Women.

Charlotte Jung

Charlotte Jung  is originally from Stockholm, Sweden and today  she divides her time between the Stockholm countryside and Chicago.  Charlotte's minimalist poetry aims to highlight the defining power of  structure on one hand, and the life enhancing force of movement on the  other. Charlotte's poetry has been published by (among others); Puddles  of Sky Press, Molecule - Tiny Lit Mag, Ad Lucem, ToCall, NationalPoetryMonth.ca (AngelHousePress), Popular Poetry and Timglaset.  Please see www.vandblad.com for more information about Charlotte and her work. 

Chaya-Malkah Frank

Chaya-Malkah Frank

b. 1953






Work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca and Experiment-O Issue 12.

Chris Tănăsescu

Chris Tănăsescu is a Romanian poet, performer, critic, and translator who has performed, lectured, and launched books in the US, SE Asia, Australia, and Europe. His pen-name--MARGENTO--is also the name of his multimedia cross-artform band that won a number of major awards including the Romanian Gold Disc in 2008 and The Fringiest Event Award, UK, 2005. As recent recipient of a 2-year SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) grant he will continue to develop his Graph Poem project and other related graph theory and computational applications in poetry at an academic level as an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Ottawa—together with Prof. Diana Inkpen and her graduate students—a project that will involve many other poets and academics in North America and worldwide. MARGENTO is Editor-at-Large for Asymptote.

Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull lives in Kemptville, Ontario. She has been published in Ottawater, Convergences, How2, ditch, and Dusie, among others. In 2010, above/ground press published a chapbook of her ongoing visual and multi-performative piece, continua. She is currently putting poems on trails as part of a small press publication, rout/e.

Christine McNairChristine McNair's work has appeared in The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, ditchpoetry.com, CV2, the Bywords Quarterly Journal, Descant, Arc, and a few other places. She was shortlisted for the 2011 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and is one of the hosts of CKCU's Literary Landscapes program. She works as a book doctor in Ottawa.
Cindy Deachman

A lifetime can seem like a patchwork affair. Sure, year follows upon year, but where’s the clear-cut story? Early on in hers, Cindy Deachman became a cook. Made a living. (Meanwhile making art.) Switching gear from working restaurants, Cindy turned arts administrator for museums and galleries. Somewhere along the line, she morphed into a writer. (She still is, food & art her beat.) Cindy founded the food/art magazine Burnt toast in 2000 (more food, more art!) which continued for a solid four years. Collaboration with her husband Tony Fouhse in 2014 resulted in the hybrid book Same Old Story, setting Cindy’s short story alongside his photo sequence. Both echo the never-ending feeling of being human in this world. In her latest book, On the Origin of Species, science-related images (historical works and her own) are laid upon pages of Darwin’s revolutionary classic, poetic data of scientific discovery. Cindy's art appears in Experiment-O Issue 10.


Photo credit: Tony Fouhse

Claude Smith

Claude Smith: "I have had a lifelong relationship with writing, drawing, and writing as drawing. My father, Sid Smith, was a painter, classically trained draughtsman and calligrapher, so an appreciation for beautiful writing and art was instilled in me from an early age. Growing up in N.Y.C. in the heyday of abstract expressionism certainly had a powerful influence on me as well.

After earning a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1971, mark-making, calligraphy, zen brushwork, scribbling and writing began appearing as regular features in my work. Music, and in particular the rigor of jazz improvisation, has been a guiding force in my working methods, discipline and creative spirit. As an artist-in-residence at KALA Institute in 2003-2004, I was able to integrate printmaking as a means of expanding the possibilities of both painting and drawing. In 2005 I began a three year study of graphology with Janice Klein and mentorship a with Roger Rubin that had a profound influence on my understanding of human personality, behavior and the way it expresses in writing.

Years ago, discovering the art of Antoni Tapies and Cy Twombly was revelatory, inspiring and somewhat daunting in that they had so thoroughly mined the territory of contemporary mark-making. That said, I have been committed to finding my own way with it and have persisted in exploring different media, concepts and expanding my visual vocabulary over the last five decades." Work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca and Experiment-O Issue 12. www.claude-smith.com Photo Credit: Grant Taylor

Colin HerdColin Herd lives, writes poems, and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is currently completing a PhD on the poetry of Charles Bernstein, and maintains a blog at http://colinjherd.blogspot.com. Work is forthcoming in dogmatika.
Concetta Principe

Concetta Principe is a writer of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction, as well as being a scholar on Lacan, trauma and culture. Her personal non-fiction essay “Who Shot Meriwether Lewis?” was long-listed for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Award for 2019. Her latest publication is a chapbook of poems with Frog Hollow Press titled Conversion- or a Theory (2019). Her most recent book-length collection of poems This Real (Pedlar Press) was long-listed for the League of Canadian Poet’s Raymond Souster Award in 2018. She has three other books of poetry, the first of which won the Bressani Award for poetry in 2001, a book of fiction, and an academic monograph. Her creative work has appeared in a variety of literary journals including The Malahat Review, Matrix, Grain, The Capilano Review and is forthcoming in Hamilton Arts and Literature Review. She teaches literature, theory and creative writing at Trent University. Her work appears in Experiment-O Issue 12.

Conyer Clayton

Conyer Clayton is an Ottawa based artist who aims to live with compassion, gratitude, and awe. Her most recent chapbooks are Trust Only the Beasts in the Water (above/ground press, 2019), / (post ghost press, 2019), Undergrowth (bird, buried press, 2018) and Mitosis (In/Words Magazine and Press, 2018). She released a collaborative album with Nathanael Larochette, If the river stood still, in August 2018. She won Arc's 2017 Diana Brebner Prize, performs sound poetry with Quatuor Gualuor, and writes reviews for Canthius. Her debut full length collection of poetry, We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite, is forthcoming Spring 2020 with Guernica Editions. Conyer's poetry appears in Experiment-O Issue 12 (AngelHousePress, 2019).

Crag HillCrag Hill is co-editor, with Nico Vassilakis, of The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics, 2013). His most recent book of poetry is 7 x 7 (Otoliths, 2010). He teaches English Education and Creative writing at Washington State University.
Craig Calhoun

Craig Calhoun is originally from Tucson, Arizona and moved to Canada in 2008. His work had been published in Descant, Zouch, The Incongruous Quarterly, Liars’ League NYC, Liars’ League London, In/Words, bywords.ca. and Steel Bananas Quarterly (upcoming). He is the winner of the 2014 Broken Pencil Literary Deathmatch and won 1st place in the 2014 Maisonneuve Genre Fiction Contest (mystery). Currently, he resides in Ottawa.

D.S. West

D.S. West is a writer, artist, and hopelessly lost pedestrian, presently and hopelessly lost in sunny Boulder, CO. For a list of his publications and projects, visit https://icexv.wordpress.com/. His visual poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016.

Dag T. Straumsvåg  was born in 1964 and grew up on the west coast of Norway. He is the author and translator of six books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently Eleven Elleve Alive (with Stuart Ross and Hugh Thomas, shreeking violet press, 2018), Nelson (Proper Tales Press, 2017), and The Lure-Maker from Posio (Red Dragonfly Press, 2011), translated by Robert Hedin and Louis Jenkins. A selection of his poems is included in Robert Hedin: At the Great Door of Morning: Selected Poems and Translations (Copper Canyon Press, 2017. His poems have appeared in numerous journals in Norway and North America. He lives in Trondheim. His poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2020 Ode to the Small

Dan Waber

Dan Waber is a Kingston, Pennsylvania poet, publisher, and multimedia artist. The hub of the online portion of his activities is logolalia.com.

Daniel f. Bradley

Daniel f. Bradley – hi, I live in Toronto, I write poems and have been known to take photos of street writing and goings on. I have an entirely ridicules thingy here- https://fdriveshsaid.tumblr.com/ . I will try to work on it this year. Daniel's work appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca

David Chirot

David Chirot: I make rubBEings, spray paintings, collages; write essays, poetry, reviews; participate in Mail Art/Visual Poetry Calls since 1997. Eyerhymes Visual Poetry Conference in Edmonton gave talk & met Visual Poets from many countries, a meeting with Bob Cobbing changed my life. I work almost entirely with Found materials:  I have a Profound Faith in the Found, everywhere to be Found. Documentary re Chirot & work on You Tube; search will link to my Visual Work and writings on line. Began making asemic work in mid 1980's, though didn't know of word "asemic."  In late 1990s did asemic work & exchanges with Tim Gaze; until 2017 made asemic work without thinking of it by that name. Since then, sending work as "asemic" and writing essays, commentaries re it.

         Born Lafayette, Indiana, grew up in Vermont. Lived and worked in Germany, Arles & Paris France, Wroclaw, Poland, Tagarps Skola Sweden with Jazz Musician Don Cherry and family, Boston, currently live in Milwaukee. I work a lot outdoors, in the street, alleys, parks as well as bringing home objects Found in trash, in streets to use for work. Work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.

David Emery David Emery lives in Vancouver, but still visits Ottawa once or twice a year for old time’s sake. He is the publisher and editor of The Steel Chisel, launching March 13 at www.thesteelchisel.ca and bringing the total literary mag count to a billion and one.