John Morgan




John Morgan Dagesh


John Morgan LettersFromPlaces


“Dagesh” is a very inauthentic view of living with Alzheimer’s, as it’s impossible to know how a person is experiencing memory, time and communication. The dagesh–the dot within the three sided Hebrew character (בּ)–as an unpronounceable symbol in its own right, is said to be an initial punctuation mark, rather than a final one (from Attention: A Short History by Joshua Cohen, Notting Hill Editions, 2013). Here, it is a mark given before the end that suddenly impacts the ability to communicate in a sequence the person has always been familiar with. The brackets being the erasure of identity of self and others that is so heartbreaking to see. The colours are all from flowers in the gardens where my Mum is living.

“Letters from places that forgot to exist” is inspired by an old stamp album found on a bookshelf where my Mum is. It listed Heligoland as a British territory, which I knew nothing about. It was ceded back to Germany in 1890. The interesting fact is that Werner Heisenberg formulated the uncertainty principle there, which states that the more precisely the position of a particle is known, the less precisely its momentum is known. Again this is a play on the movement of words between lines and parentheses, with the extracted words now bigger than the space they came from, pulling the eyes and attention in different directions, to be repeated at the bottom of the page in what seems like the “right” (distorted, wave-like) sequence, but is not. But who could say what the right sequence is? There is no temporal or linear sequence in the memories of an Alzheimer’s person*, as past and present collapse in on each other in a blending of real and imaginary. The faded colours are all from stamps and faded, yellowed pages in the album, with the pink and dark green being the colours of Heligoland.

* “Alzheimer’s person”: I learned that wording from the nursing faculty at a research hospital in Bangkok where I taught writing for nursing science research to their MSc students in 1998-1999. They used the word “person” very deliberately for people with AIDS, to avoid any sense of making them the victim, or to encourage families and society to not lay the blame on them for their condition. We live in an age where we pity people with such conditions, but some of the reveries that Alzheimer’s people have are really quite remarkable.



John Morganis a visual intermedial poet, who spends many hours walking in the mountains of Wales and other places, such as Laos, where “Each Field an Instant Haiku” is set. Each walk writes the landscape, histories, mythologies and people of these places, or perhaps each of these writes the walk. His poems appear in a number of editions of a) glimpse) of) and also in Corbel Stone’s Reliquiae journal and online digital supplement (Vol. 4) and in the Learned Pig’s “Wolf Crossing” editorial. The majority of his landscape-based works are available at his own website, Visual [writ]/read/[/ing/]: http://users.aber.ac.uk/jpm/visual/words.html

Florence Sunnen




Florence Sunnen is a collagist and short story writer from Luxembourg City. She spent five years as a postgraduate at the University of Warwick, where she recently completed an MFA project. Her work draws from her multilingual upbringing, and searches for a middle ground between creative writing and philosophy. Currently, her favourite poet is Claudine Toutoungi. Florence’s work has appeared in Datableed and The Learned Pig. She lives in Coventry, UK.

DAVID FELIX

Phylum




Bell rung




Ampersand





David Felix is an English visual poet who lives in Denmark. For fifty years or so his writing has taken on a variety of forms, in collage, three dimensions, in galleries, festival performances and video and in over thirty publications worldwide, both print and online. Born into a family of artists, magicians and tailors he still maintains a professional working relationship with a life model, the materializing lady and a fitting assistant.

JOHN MORGAN

John Morgan Ararats Gaze



John Morgan’s poems offer a visual engagement with real, imagined or received experience of landscape, place, identity and myth. His writing often responds in situ to the works of other writers and artists, as well as to the land itself and how it receives and ‘writes’ the identity of the person moving through it. His poems have appeared in a glimpse of, The Learned Pig and Reliquiae, but are mostly published on his own website, Visual [writ]/read/[/ing/]: http://users.aber.ac.uk/jpm/visual/words.html

JOHN MORGAN



John Morgan’s poems offer a visual engagement with real, imagined or received experience of landscape, place, identity and myth. His writing often responds in situ to the works of other writers and artists, as well as to the land itself and how it receives and ‘writes’ the identity of the person moving through it. His poems have appeared in a glimpse of, The Learned Pig and Reliquiae, but are mostly published on his own website, Visual [writ]/read/[/ing/]: http://users.aber.ac.uk/jpm/visual/words.html

MARIA ANDREOU

Opportunities

MariaAndreouOpportunities

words-links: “dominant political vernaculars,” “announce a conversation about politics,” “the plan was to saturate as many spaces as possible with that vernacular” from “Political Vernaculars: Freedom and Love.” & “I’ve always treated neoliberalism as a political project carried out by the corporate capitalist class as they felt intensely threatened,” “counterrevolutionary project” from “Neoliberalism is a political project.”


I was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1989. I moved to Paris in 2007 where I studied Design and Applied Arts and then to London in 2010 to focus on a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts. My practice is of a multidisciplinary nature that evolved with the use of drawing, performance, print, time based media and language. www.mariaandreou.com, www.twitter.com/conceptualsens

Iordanis Papadopoulos

On the march



IPapadopoulosOntheMarch


words-links: “the art of war” from “The art of war: Deleuze, Guattari, Debord and the Israeli defence force” by Eyal Weizman

On the March is based on Sun Tzu’s Art of War, an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC.



Iordanis Papadopoulos’ (b.1976, Greece) recent poems can be found in the following online and printed literary magazines and books: Futures: Poetry of the Greek crisis (Penned in the margins ed., 2015, UK), FRMK (iss.2, GR), Boscombe Revolution (iss.1, UK), POIITIKI (iss.10, GR), aglimpseof (iss.11,12, GR), Literaturen Vestnik (BG), M58 (UK). Bras de Fer (2015, Gutenberg ed., Athens) is his second book of poetry. He is a member of the live art group “KangarooCourt”.

John Morgan Not Without

Words-links: membrane, geography, turbulence, dead

Word-link chosen by Ann Matthews for her poem Estuary: turbulent

Between Us (after Jack Pierson), 2014

by Antonis Katsouris

AntonisKatsourisAgain

AntonisKatsourisLust

λέξη-σύνδεσμος: φοίνικες

words-links: palm trees

THE HORROR OF BUTTERFLY-ANGELS ~ THE HORROR OF RAIN, MY RUINS . Ο ΤΡΟΜΟΣ ΤΩΝ ΠΕΤΑΛΟΥΔΩΝ-ΑΓΓΕΛΩΝ ~ Ο ΤΡΟΜΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΒΡΟΧΗΣ, ΤΑ ΕΡΕΙΠΙΑ ΜΟΥ

by/της Satu Kaikkonen

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WORDS-LINKS: rain, ruins, the horror of, butterfly-angels
ΛΕΞΕΙΣ-ΣΥΝΔΕΣΜΟΙ: βροχή, ερείπια, στoν τρόμο, πεταλούδες-άγγελοι

(PAΓIΣMENH) ΣΦIΓΓA . (CRACKED) SPHINX

του Aντώνη Kατσούρη  .  by Antonis Katsouris

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ΛEΞEIΣ-ΣYNΔEΣMOI: Pαγισμένη Σφίγγα

WORDS-LINKS: Sphinx fissuré

ΣHMEIΩMA  .  NOTE

NOTHING CAN HAPPEN ANY LONGER

by Dimitra Ioannou

word-link:  rupture


origins

by John Morgan

aglimpseof 07 John Morgan Origins

words-links: graciousness, bath