Tag Archives: Jenny Sampirisi

Visual poetry exhibit opens April 1

Vispo Exhibit in Cobourg, Ontario:
TEXTual ARTivity

Location: The Human Bean Coffee Shop
Duration: April 2014
Opening reception: April 1, 7:30 pm, with special guest Bill Bissett

          I continue to be amazed at what a dedicated group of poets can do to put their town — Cobourg, Ontario, about an hour east of Toronto — on the poetry map in a big way. The Poetry in Cobourg Spaces committee (Ted Amsden, Wally Keeler, Katriona Dean, and James Pickersgill) came up with the brilliant idea to host TEXTual ARTivity, a visual poetry exhibition during National Poetry Month at The Human Bean, a coffeehouse in downtown Cobourg. The list of participants includes Canadian and American visual poets, some active since the 1960s.
          The exibition will feature one of my ransom note collages (shown in the image below) as well as work by many others:

Angela Rawlings, Derek Beaulieu, Robert Zend, Bill Bissett, Helen Hajnoczky, Lindsay Cahill, Mark Laliberte, Jenny Sampirisi, Eric Schmaltz, Angela Szczepaniak, Gregory Betts & Neil Hennessy, Pearl Pirie, Eric Winter, Jessica Smith, Ted Amsden, Sharon Harris, Cliff Bell-Smith, Mary McKenzie, Wally Keeler, Katriona Dean, Gary Barwin, Judith Copithorne, michael j. casteels, Alixandra Bamford, Em Lawrence and Dan Waber

Click the image below for a generous article about the exhibit by Cecilia Nasmith in Northumberland Today:
COBOURG VISPO SHOW          Zendophiles will be interested to know that Robert Zend’s typescape Peapoteacock will be on exhibit:


Robert Zend, who is legendary in the field, will be represented by a playful piece his widow supplied, in which his words form intertwining pictures of a peacock and a teapot.


Camille Martin

filling Station: The Crow Issue

Three of my poems were recently published in filling Station: Corvine Writing for Corvée Writers (#53).

Thanks to Caitlynn Cummings, the new Managing Editor of filling Station.

The issue features a murder of corvine poets: Mat Laporte, Eric Schmaltz, Darius Kinney, Kris Demeanor, Kim Kautsky, Kevin Stebner, Anahita Jamali Rad, David Goldstein, Christin Miscione, Jason Sunder, Dylan King, Daniel Roche, Justin Foster, Allie Jaynes, Rosemary Griebel, Ursula Jordaan, and Kris Demeanor.

Not to mention an unkindness of raven art, fiction, and nonfiction (including a review of Jenny Sampirisi’s Croak).

Camille Martin