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.
CHAPBOOKS and LEAFLETS
Matthew, The Vispo Bible, Knife Fork Book, 2021, Toronto, Ontario
a field guide to fanciful bugs, above/ground press, 2021, Ottawa, Ontario.
Romans, The Vispo Bible, where is the river, 2018, Toronto, Ontario
Revelation, the Vispo Bible, Timglaset Editions, 2018, Malmo, Sweden
John, the Vispo Bible, The Blasted Tree, 2018, Calgary Alberta
Ruth, the Vispo Bible, Simulacrum Press, 2018, Hamilton Ontario
Mark, the Vispo Bible, above/ground press, 2018, Ottawa, Ontario
Esther, The Vispo Bible, Puddles of Sky Press, 2017, Kingston, Ontario
Deuteronomy 2 from The Vispo Bible, pagefiftyone, 2019, British Columbia
Leviticus XII, Penteract Press, 2017 UK
I Owe Saint Hildegard The Light, unarmed journal, 2016
Of the Body, Puddles of Sky Press, 2012
Bone Sapling, a collaboration with Gary Barwin, AngelHousePress, 2014
a field guide to fanciful bugs, avantacular press, 2010, USA
Montparnasse: this is visual poetry, chapbook publisher, usa, 2010
Femmecraft – Guest 8, above/ground press, 2020
Not Your Best Visual Poetry, Knife Fork Book, 2019
Train : a journal of concrete Issue 7 Train Poetry Journal, 2020
The MiniSon Zine, Issues 1-3 2020
Bones 21, 2020
to call no 7, Germany 2019
to call no. 1, Germany 2018
untethered (Toronto, ON), 2017
Sonic Boom Visual Poetry Gallery, June 29, 2021
Visual Poetry on the Page: With, Within, and Without the Word, An Exhibit at MainSite Contemporary Art Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma, USA (January 8 to February 13, 2020)
Poetry Pause (League of Canadian Poets, September 22, 2020)
Streetcake Magazine Issue 68 (August, 2020)
Escapisms, Poem Atlas (May 15 to June 5, 2020)
Translations, Mellom Press (May 11 to June 9, 2020)
Talking About Strawberries All The Time, 2019
Brave New Word, 2017
h&, 2016 and 2017
Our Teeth, 2016
tip of the knife, 2016
the new post literate, 2014
the Bleed, 2010
Nusquam is from Thomas More's Utopia and means nowhere. Parts of The Dream Beings of Upper Zygonia have been woven in to the visual poem. Thank you to the City of Ottawa for the Creation and Production Fund for Established Artists received in July 2021. This is one of several visual poems that will be part of the manuscript, a collection of poems entitled "Welcome to Upper Zygonia."