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
- The Vispo Bible: Acts from the New Testament
I have begun to work on the Acts of the Apostles from the New Testament. For Acts, I will be saving each individual layer separately.
Excerpts from the Vispo Bible have been exhibited in Ottawa, Toronto and Windsor, Ontario. Publications include
Romans, where is the river, 2018, Toronto, Ontario
, Timglaset Editions, 2018, Sweden
, Simulacrum Press, 2018, Hamilton, Ontario
, above/ground press, 2018, Ottawa, Ontario
, Puddles of Sky Press, 2017, Kingston, Ontario
, No Press, 2017, Calgary, Alberta
, Penteract Press, 2017 UK
Additional individual pieces have appeared in h&; our teeth, illiterature, Brave New Word (Ukraine), Dreamland Magazine, untethered, Ustanga.it, Chaudiere Books NPM 2018, and To Call No 1 from Plaugolt Satzwechhsler in Germany, not your best visual poetry from knife fork book. (2019) and Train Concrete Journal and blog (2019/2020).
Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council 2018 Recommender Grant for Writers program for funding part of the creation of the Vispo Bible
- The Vispo Bible: Matthew 8, 9 and 10 in Train : journal of concrete poetry
- a hand made visual poem featured in Guest 8: Femmecraft
- The Vispo Bible: Deuteronomy - completed
- not quite a palindrome, an homage to Sacha Archer's Redo in Arc Poetry Magazine's Issue 90