Not Your Best, No. 1

Ed. Eric Schmaltz

Published by Knife Fork Book, 2019

With contributors from Burlington, Brooklyn, Calgary, Hamilton, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Ottawa, Philadelphia,Tokyo, Toronto, and Welland, this issue of Not Your Best, in its modest way, gathers an international company of poets who provide us with a glimpse at what is happening across the field now, nearly fifty years after the first wave of modernist concrete poetry.

FEATURING WORK BY SACHA ARCHER GARY BARWIN JESSICA BEBENEK derek beaulieu bill bissett TOM COMMITTA RACHEL BLAU DuPLESSIS AMANDA EARL MARK LALIBERTE ARNOLD McBAY BILLY MAVREAS IMOGEN REID RASIQRA REVULVA CAM SCOTT KATE SIKLOSI DANI SPINOSA hiromi suzuki

Review

“Unlike most text-based works, I find it interesting that assemblages of concrete and visual poetries are automatically, it would seem, international in scope, perhaps for the ease in which visual works can cross borders, cultures and even language.  [. . .] this series opens with an impressive volume of stellar work and exquisite design”

– Rob McLennan (Full review here)