Tuesday, January 25, 2011

OSU Avant Symposium in Escaner Cultural

John M. Bennett and César Espinosa in Mexico City

The Chilean on-line publication Escaner Cultural - one of the most important and forward-looking cultural journals in the Hispanic world - has published an account of the Avant Symposium by the Mexican poet and scholar César Espinosa.  See it at http://www.revista.escaner.cl/

Direct link to the article at  http://revista.escaner.cl/node/3316

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Dr. John M. Bennett   
Curator, Avant Writing Collection
Rare Books & Manuscripts Library
The Ohio State University Libraries
1858 Neil Av Mall
Columbus, OH 43210 USA

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Call No. for Visual Poetry MailArt Exhibit Collection

All the contributors of visual poetry documented in this blog are now are represented in "Special Collections" at The Ohio State University Thompson Library by their contributions to the Skylab Exhibit. All the mailart is now in eight archival boxes. A CD with digital visual poetry jpegs (all identified with creator's name) and contact information in the form of spreadsheets (which were also printed out as hard copies) is included in those boxes, also. More info below is directly from John M Bennett, who has included this collection within the "Avant Writing Collection".  - C Mehrl Bennett - THANKYOU so much from both of us to all who contributed!

is the call number.

Go to The Rare Books and MSS. Library's website: http://library.osu.edu/find/collections/rarebooks
and click on "Using the Collection" for details on seeing the materials.
AND Here´s our new website with links to photos, videos, etc. from the Avant Writing Symposium 2010


Dr. John M. Bennett
Curator, Avant Writing Collection
Rare Books & Manuscripts Library

The Ohio State University Libraries

1858 Neil Ave. Mall

Columbus, OH 43210 USA

Friday, August 27, 2010

Photo of John M Bennett opening the silver box full of vispo created by the Skylab Collab Fest

Watch a slideshow of photos taken by Sue and Jim Leftwich of the Skylab collab fest, other events, performances, and the exhibits and people at the opening here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/textimagepoetry/sets/72157624672746529/show/
Jim Leftwich presented this box full of  collabs to JMB at conclusion of the collab fest at Skylab (photo by Sue Leftwich)
Collab box was decorated by Keith Buchholz and also below is a photo of some of the collaborators working together during Skylab Opening Night (photos by Mara Patricia Hernandez)

Photo of east corner of mailart vispo exhibit - photo credit Martha Deed

I'm glad to see someone enjoying that rack of books, which includes at least four folders of great color vispo by Carol Stetser, a special project done in NYC by Calgagno Cullen, and a book from Tulio Restrepo Echeverri of Columbia. (that is Steve Sorin, Wendy Collin Sorin's husband perusing the books on that little table)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday August 21st Opening Night at Skylab Gallery

Take a look at this link for the same opening night images/ View
info about who is in each photo by clicking on the image :