Monday, January 14, 2019

Asemic Origami Art Writing by Catherine Vidler


"I am writing to make a submission of six pieces. I made them using origami paper, a tin of pencils which was empty, a lead pencil and a fine texta. I put a square of origami paper over the empty opened pencil tin and then, while looking away, ran the lead pencil back and forth over the indentations where pencils would ordinarily be. In this way I made markings/sets of markings on the origami paperI then tried to define and expose the markings' outlines and internal spaces by using the fine texta". -Catherine Vidler

Bio: Catherine Vidler’s recent publications include 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).]

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

AngelHousePress/Amanda Earl: Call for Asemic Writing for 2019

Call for Asemic Writing for 2019

Call for Asemic Writing for 2019

Please send jpgs, a bio and photo to with NPM 2019 in the subject line. Do not send links to sites or a Dropbox or Google drive and ask me to pick. Send as many jpgs as you like until the deadline.

Deadline: February 28, 2019
Publication status: work can be previously or currently published or unpublished as long as you hold copyright.

The work will be published on line at in April 2019. The entire month will feature asemic writing. The work will be on line until February 29, 2020.

Visit to see site’s parameters and aesthetic considerations. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.

AngelHousePress began in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. My favourite response to the poetry on is "this isn't poetry!"

We publish one work each day in April for a total of 30 poems/pieces. I use the opportunity to discover potential contributors to and to our essay series. This year I want to focus on asemic writing to feature a type of visual poetry that is less well known.

AngelHousePress, established in 2007, publishes raw talent, ragged edges and rebels through its limited edition chapbook series (final chapbooks spring 2019),, an annual celebration of poetry in April,, an annual online PDF magazine that comes out in the autumn, an online essay series and a podcast, the Small Machine Talks. Please visit for more information, and to sign up to our mailing list to stay informed about calls for submission and activities.

Please share this call with fellow asemic writers.

Happy New Year and thank you to all who contributed and submitted work, bought and reviewed chapbooks, and shared our shenanigans in 2018.

yr fallen angel,
Amanda Earl