Penn, Cheryl (South Africa)
Babel (Where the Babbling Began)
A publication of 70 chapbooks by Tonerworks (Reed Altemus) 2013. Going back to the start, where the babble began. It’s a very good practice to have a place one always goes back to when ‘stuck’. As language is one of my great passions, I always return to the Tower of Babel as the origin of new work - it’s a great spark, and Reed was kind enough to publish a set of these visual poetry images.
I paint, scratch, write, burn, print - you name it I make ‘writing’ from everything. It’s the foundation of all my work, the part that greets to canvas/wood/paper first. Sometimes it moves to become something else, but most often not. I see the confusion my work produces, but my journey on the Give Me Back my Mo-Jo courses more fully entrenches by engagement with this writing form. (Published by 1999 Jelly Bean Co, edition of 15, no.1 of 15).
Life IS as complex as it seems
Yes! It really is…I don’t think that needs much explanation… (Published by 1999 Jelly Bean Co, edition of 15, no.1 of 15).).
Meta Poetry (a this and that on this and that Volume 1)
This chapbook was a VERY happy result of the course on Visual Poetry, given as part of the Give Me Back My Mo-Jo modules. It is an experiment with poetic forms and the introduction of my own ‘new’ structures; The Rorschach Plot, The Bleed and The Fade - something which definitely is going to receive further exploration. (Published by 1999 Jelly Bean Co, edition of 10, no.1 of 10).