Call for Submissions: The Multiple eXposure Project Zine 1.0


Call for Submissions: The Multiple eXposure Project Zine 1.0

Attention writers, researchers, photographers, visual artists, and image-makers!

The Multiple eXposure Project is a multimedia, multi/trans/inter-disciplinary artistic practice and research-based initiative that explores the many layers of image-making, participatory photography, visual ethnography, and performative encounter(s) between the image and the spectator.

We are happy to announce that we will be publishing the very first issue of our collaborative zine and we are now accepting submissions until December 31, 2014.

The theme of our upcoming zine is “Self-as-Subject”, an exploration of the “self” and its manifold permutations – its presence, identity, representation, liminality, and (dis)embodiment – in this day and age of digital madness, hyperreality and mobility.

The zine is multimedia so we are accepting text and image-based submissions related to the theme in any format imaginable such as: articles, essays, reviews, short stories, poetry, interviews, photographs (film or analogue), visual narratives, videos, digital art, illustrations, cartoons, mixed media, collages, experimental pieces, etc. Collaborative projects are very much welcome. Multiple entries are also accepted. Digital and printed copies of the zine will be released.

Some notes to remember:

–   Please include your name, short profile, country of origin, and blog/website (if applicable) in your email.

–   Photo submissions in jpeg format must include a title and description.

–   When necessary, please follow the proper citations (MLA style) in article submissions.

Please email your submissions to For more information on The Multiple eXposure Project, check out our website:

Free Entry Friday Dec 21st ONLY for the It’s Liquid International Art Contest


ENTER the Contest and SUBMIT your artworks FOR FREE, only for Friday, December 21, 2012!

To to take part in the contest FOR FREE, send all the needed material(in a zip/rar folder containing the filled submission form, a short biography, videography for video artists, CV and your artworks according to the terms in the art. 2 of contest’s rules) by 12:00 p.m. of Friday, December 21, 2012, by or by e-mail, to or to (more info at

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, offers to artists, architects and designers from all over the world the possibility to participate with their works to It’s LIQUID International Contest – Second Edition 2012, with a free theme and divided into ten categories:

– painting

– sculpture and installation

– photography

– video-art

– computer graphics

– architecture

– performing art

– product design

– fashion design

– illustration

Official website: 

It’s LIQUID Group 

Poems by Marie Kazalia in 15th Anniversary Issue of Big Bridge


Dear Big Bridge Friends,

We are pleased to announce the BIG BRIDGE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! For 15 years Big Bridge has worked hard to present our readers with a wide and varied selection of poetry, fiction, art, essays, and more. And through this work we hope we have conveyed our respect and love for all the great creative efforts of poets and artists we have known. Below is an abbreviated summary of what you will find in this new, big, 15th Anniversary Edition. We hope you will like what we have put together and will continue reading and enjoying Big Bridge. Thank you for your many years of support!

Love and peace,

Michael and Terri

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Our Feature Chapbook is Andrei Codrescu’s “bridge work” with illustrations by Nancy Victoria Davis


Guest editor, Bonny Finberg presents 30 POETS, a poetry anthology dedicated to Akilah Oliver, includes poems by Jim Harrison, Alice Notley, Patricia Spears Jones, Lynn Crawford, Ron Kolm, Louise Landes Levi, Jennifer K. Dick, Steve Dalachinsky, Karen Margolis, Yuko Otomo and others.

Thomas Devaney’s Big Tree Poems: An exploratory anthology of contemporary tree poems featuring George Evans, Allison Cobb, Bob Arnold, Joan Larkin, Jonathan Skinner, Paul Kane, Hoa Nguyen, Katy Lederer, Peter Larkin, Bob Holman, Elaine Terranova, Kevin Varrone, Iain Haley Pollock, Sparrow, Nathaniel Otting and others.

Jonathan Penton manifests Cuyahoga Burning, a feature on current Ohio literature, dedicated to Nobius Black, with fiction, poetry, and criticism by folks like Marie Kazalia, Cheryl A. Townsend, John Dorsey and others.

More poems from j/j hastain, Dale Smith, Michael Basinski, Arpine Grenier, Lakey Comess, Nicolas Ekerson, Martin Willits, Lee Herrick, Larissa Shmailo, Nicholas Karavatos, Larry Sawyer, John Roche, Jerry McGuire, Joel Chace, Jeff Side, Peter Ramon, Christine Hamm, and Yahia Lababidi


Fiction selection!

Guest editor Ellen Geist is offering a 15th Anniversary Fiction Feature, multifaceted stories orchestrated around four themes by authors such as Ishmael Reed, Carole Maso, Faye Moskowitz, Jeff Friedman, Brinda Charry, Howard Schwartz, and others.

And more Fiction from Camille Meyer, Jessica Chace, HC Hsu, Tina Cabrera, Kate Axelrod, Ryan Jones. John Hennessy and Ron Singer.


Translations abound!

Poetry from Japan, A Contemporary Anthology of Japanese Poetry will be a special guest edit by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa with poems from Tanaka Atsusuke, Yoko Danno, Sekiguchi Ryoko, Torii Shozo, Goro Takano and others.

Voices for Change: A Contemporary Anthology of Moroccan Poets, edited by El Habib Louai with poems by Boujema El Aoufi, Abdellatif Al Ouarari, Idriss Allouch, Mubarak Ouassat, Najat Zoubair, Ikram Abdi and others.

More Translations include Selections from Stet, poems by Cuban poet Jose Kozer translated by Mark Weiss.

Dreams–The–Underlinears, poems by Ilya Kutik translated by Lyn Hejinian and Jean Day.

A Tribute to Andrey Voznesensky (1933-2010) translation by Alex Cigale and Dana Golin.

Still Life with Snow, Dato Barbakadze selected translations by Lyn Coffin and Nato Alhazishvili with Introduction by Sam Hamill.

Elvana Zaimi translations of Agron Tufa.

Seven poems by Georgi Ivanov translated by Yelena Dubrovin.

Tiziana Colusso translated from the Italian by Brenda Porster.

Poems of Iranian poet Rira Abassi translated by Maryam Ala Amjadi and M. Alexandrian.

Poetry Slam Guatemala. Golden Edition edited by Walter Gonzalez, celebrates poetry from Guatemala and around the world,


Features continue with Brian Unger, who offers another insightful installation of excerpts from the incredible Philip Whalen’s personal journals

Guest editor Adam Cornford presents “Neo-Surrealism and the Politics of The Marvelous” with contributions by Sandra Simonds, Michael Leong, Ivan Argüelles, Will Alexander, Eric Baus, Charles Borkhuis, Rebecca Hazelton, Andrew Joron, Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, John Yau, and others.

Poems, Songs and Children’s books: A Robert Priest Retrospective: “Robert Priest: Poet/Minstrel in Utter Space” by Sheree Fitch, Daryl Jung reviews Feeling the Pinch, “Robert Priest, Dr. Poetry, and the Viral Verbal Vortex” by Lance Strate, and Jordan Zinovich scrutinizes Robert Priest’s Blue Pyramids and Reading the Bible Backwards

Photos and excerpts from Tom Hibbard’s 2011 Wisconsin Protest Journals.

Desmond Peeples essay on maritime subcultures, “In Good Use and Good Vengeance”, Akhilesh Kumar Dwivedi’s, “Multiple Responses to Nationalism: Individuals in The Shadow Lines”. Neeli Cherkovski interviews Patrick James Dunagan and Lucille Lang Day writes on Jack Foley.


Exceptional ART from around the world!

Jonathan Kane returns to Big Bridge with a selection of sensual photographic collage works. Jim Spitzer’s epic artistic venture: “THE BOOK: 47 canvases of poetry and text”. Julius Keleras’ photographic study, “The Pavements of Vilnius”. An exhibition of mixed media by Shawne Major. 10 photos from the UK’s Eleanor Leonne Bennett and Henrik Aeshna’s SCHIZOPoP MANIFESTO, a gallery of visual anomalies & photopoems from Paris.


And stay on top of what’s happening with important Reviews!

Goodbye Gothic Rose: David Madgalene’s “Epic Search For Love and Answers in South Beach”, a review by Christopher Luna. Harris Schiff’s One More Beat reviewed by Larry Sawyer. Neeli Cherkovski’s review of Translations from the Latin of Luxorius by Art Beck. Reflections in a Smoking Mirror: Poems of Mexico & Belize by Paul Pines reviewed by Eric Hoffman, Tom Hibbard reviews Ungulations: Ten Waves by A. Di Michele and Amy Trussell, Joe Safdie’s review of Lewis MacAdams’ Dear Oxygen: New & Selected Poems, 1966–2011, Michael Sonsken reviews Micah Ballard’s Waifs & Strays, David Meltzer’s When I Was a Poet and F. A. Nettlebeck’s Happy Hour, Bill DeNoyelles reviews Bernadette Mayer’s, Studying Hunger Journals W.F. Lantry reviews Lisa Vihos’ The Accidental Present, Lynn Alexander reviews Somewhere Over the Pachyderm Rainbow by Jennifer C. Wolfe, Kirpal Gordon reviews Michael Hogan’s Winter Solstice: Selected Poems, 1975-2012, Bruce Ross-Smith reviews The American Eye by Eric Hoffman, and Cheryl Townsend reviews Kirpal Gordon’s Round Earth, Open Sky


Our LITTLE MAGS section features Sensitive Skin, Harbinger Asylum, Tidal Bsin Review, Yellow Edenwald Field, Lummox Journal, Meat for Tea, The International Times, Home Planet News, Iodine Poetry Journal, Stoneboat and others.


Happy 15 Year Anniversary from Big Bridge! Enjoy!



My poem *That Moment* in new book of poetry

Dear Marie
That Moment
It seems a long time ago that we exchanged emails but I am delighted to let you know that copies of our book are now available for purchase.  We are so happy with the way it looks and feels -and the poems and wood engravings are just wonderful, so I first of all want to thank you again for granting us permission to use your poem in the book.   We would obviously be really grateful if you would promote it on your website and I am attaching a title information sheet which will, I hope, give you all the information you need.  It is available for purchase through our website .
Do please come back to me if you have any queries
With best wishes
Janie Hextall and Barbara McNaught
Lautus Press


A collection of poems

Selected by Janie Hextall and Barbara McNaught

Lautus Press

ISBN: 978 0956826503             Price: £10               Publication: 12 September 2011

 Born of a shared love of washing lines and poetry, the subject of this anthology is laundry and washing, reflecting many human emotions to do with family, relationships and memory.

It is a collection of over 50 poems ranging from folk songs such as  ‘Dashing away with the smoothing iron’ to contemporary poems by renowned poets including Seamus Heaney, Gillian Clarke, Tess Gallagher and Pablo Neruda.  There are also over a dozen beautiful wood engravings by artists as diverse as Clare Leighton and Clifford Harper.

Alexander Lee (who has written the Afterword) has suggested that we are tapping into something far more exciting than a simple love of washing lines – the current environmental and economic issues.  He started Project Laundry List to campaign in America for the ‘right to dry’ when he realised that 6-10% of US domestic electricity is consumed by tumble driers.

So whether it is the joy of washing blowing on the line, the smell of clean linen or the rhythmic dance of two people folding sheets together, this collection is a celebration.

Washing Lines will be launched at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival in September when Gillian Clarke will be reading a selection of poems from the book.

Lautus Press, Ryton House, Lechlade, GL7 3AR

01367 252286 (Barbara) or 01608 658278 (Janie) or

My Yahoo! National Poetry Month article on artist/poet Mina Loy

In the US, April is national poetry month. Yahoo! gave the assignment to write on a poet, which I accepted as one way to take part this year.

Mina Loy was the most original woman of her generation. The was a painter, sculptor, clothing and hat designer, model, actress, novelist, and poet.

The title of my article and link to the full article:
National Poetry Month: An Appreciation of the Poetry of Mina Loy–All the Rage Now