Submission Call: Visual Poetry for KFB’s inaugural issue of Not Your Best
Guest Edited by Eric Schmaltz
I’m thrilled to announce that I have been selected as Guest Editor for the first installation of Not Your Best, an annual magazine published by knife|fork|book (Toronto). Intended as a magazine that eschews the idea of “best,” I understand this first issue as an exploratory forum that will focus on the work of no more than 6 writers. What better way to eschew the idea of best than to appeal first to that oft-overlooked poetic mode that honours exploration, visual poetry? For this installment, I seek new work by writers and artists whose work is situated at the juncture of visual art and poetry, a point of intersection frequently referred to as visual poetry as well as concrete poetry, text-art, borderblur, asemic writing, extreme writing, and intermedia. I invite work that interrogates the relationship between language and visuality; that responds to an ocular-centric culture that increasingly privileges image- and video-based content; that explores communication outside the circumscription of logocentricism; that interrogates the idea of a “post-text future;” that expresses dis/contentedness with new media, visualization tools, design trends, or contemporary visual culture at large.
KFB Publisher, Kirby and I intend to launch the first issue of Not Your Best in Fall 2019. If interested, please send 5-6 high-res examples of your work as .jpegs or a single .pdf along with a 100-word biographical snippet to schmaltzeric [at] gmail [dot] com by 11:59pm on 31 May 2018.
Find the original call posted on KFB’s blog by following this link.