Wednesday, May 27, 2020

GLITCHASEMICS by Marco Giovenale is available now at Amazon!

GLITCHASEMICS by Marco Giovenale is available now at Amazon! It includes an indepth introduction by Michael Betancourt.

"Asemic writing is a type of disturbed writing / écriture that cannot be read since it belongs to a completely unknown language, or a language that one is not capable of deciphering, like a set of glyphs or letters coming out of a long lost enigmatic script which resist any attempt at translation. If you disturb waves of asemic writing, it resembles a loud interrupting noise hitting a regular radio frequency signal, you get a double-coded text—or image text(ure)s, which double as chaotic graphic micro-events. In this realm is where the "Glitchasemics” dwell, with their shining overexposure to colors and extreme illuminated distortions, which also lead to bits of altered perceptions and flashes of already tangled alphabets. In this book there is no return to previously known languages, codes, or habits (even if they are experimental ones). From this point forward, the reader is left in this crossroad area of art and verbo-visual writing, and will encounter a post-literate path without explanation and/or translation, with its very identity asserting itself into the concept of translation, but remaining as an impossible task applied to impossible objects." —Marco Giovenale

  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Post-Asemic Press (May 13, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1734866209
  • ISBN-13: 978-1734866209
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces

"Marco Giovenale pens poems that are truly intersectional, flickering on the nexus of several technologies including the hand, the computer, the camera, the book, and the xerox machine. Riddled with exacting error, they straddle the visual and the literary, the result of which is an extraordinary series of poems that are at once readable and lookable, both rigorous and serendipitous. Finalmente, parole in libertà!”

Kenneth Goldsmith, founder of UbuWeb

“Imagetext, glitchasemics, New Aesthetic, dirty media — call it what you will. This isn’t so much a book as it is a pop-up exhibition of literary malware that just may corrupt you too and you may not even know it.”

Mark Amerika, author of remixthebook

“Monet said "To see, we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at." I say some of my favorite poets are writing what generally isn't recognized as even being poetry. Or even writing, in some cases. We're getting there.”

Jim Andrews, visual poet at

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Here are some sample images from GLITCHASEMICS:

Marco Giovenale lives in Rome, where he teaches Italian Contemporary Poetry. He's the head editor of the series of Italian texts “SYN _ scritture di ricerca”, published by IkonaLíber. He’s among the contributors of,,,,, and «l’immaginazione». In 2011 he took part in the Bury Text Festival (Manchester). Books in English: a gunless tea (Dusie, 2007), CDK (Tir-aux-pigeons, 2009), anachromisms (Ahsahta Press, 2014), white while (Gauss PDF, 2014). His most recent texts in Italian: Shelter (Donzelli, 2010), Maniera nera (Aragno, 2015), Il paziente crede di essere (Gorilla Sapiens, 2016), Strettoie (Arcipelago Itaca, 2017), Quasi tutti (2010; new edition Miraggi, 2018). As an artist, these are his “asemic writing” books: Sibille asemantiche (La camera verde, 2008), Asemic Sibyls (Red Fox Press, 2013), Enciclopedia asemica / Asemic Encyclopaedia (IkonaLíber, 2019). Main webpages: and