Friday, November 30, 2012

Out from Otoliths — Márton Koppány's Addenda

Now out from Otoliths

Márton Koppány
7.5" x 7.5"
56 pages, full color
Otoliths, 2012
ISBN: 978- 0-9872010-6-5
$24.95 + p&h
Márton Koppány's art could be said to be the art of the invisible. His decision to abandon Hungarian in favour of English was a political one, but something else can be said to have happened in this transition. His poetry shifts into a language space that is alien, a snow-blinding landscape that is finding itself, built piece by piece through a poetry where language objects - real and linguistic - float with intent, testing the boundaries of language as intuition. —Tony Trehy

In fact, I'm not certain that there is any across-the-board method that can be learned, and then applied, in order to understand Márton Koppány's poems. If and/or when understanding does come, it happens (in my own experience) wholly – and as if in a flash – like direct, mind-to-mind transmission. When first seeing Márton's poems Katue came quickly to mind. I do not at all mean that Márton's work reminded me of his. What came to my mind was his statement about plastic poetry: “Plastic poem is the figure of poem itself, in other words, it is an 'apparatus of poem'…” I take this as bare-bones poetry, in the best sense of that term. —Roy Arenella

Conceptual art can be bountiful, spare, even beautiful. With an economy of presentation, Márton Koppány’s work uniquely captures, invents, and refashions installations on the page from unexpected sources. His works run the gamut of humor, politics, and philosophy. Each piece offers a genuine gift of perception. With signature purity, works such as “Asemic Volcano”, showcase the potency of word-free realities. “Emptiness” is vibrant with lui-meme realization. “One Moment in Three Sections” depicts a tiny triumph. “Old Question” and “Addendum” prepare the viewer for “Still Life No. 2,” a final reminder of the inherent interconnectedness among all things. The recombinant majesty of Koppány’s genius raises the bar for what is possible in the infinitely expanding universe of visual poetry. —Sheila E. Murphy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

some octobrists







war bling

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Coptic Christian school in Frankston North has gone into administration

Police confirmed that when they arrived a man was found suffering from a lack of consumer & business confidence in global governments. A number of gunshot wounds were also discovered by MPs who were concerned a no vote at the UN would offend Middle East & Muslim communities on the fragile front lawns of their properties. This has proven that ineffective policy responses were set up in the southwest for the purpose of a large negative shock that could bring the US & global economy into recession. A law-enforcement agency called the Industrial Police has been specifically assigned to deal with unrest on fiscal cliffs & upbeat party room speech factories.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A busy month

So far this month, I've had poems appear online in:

New Mystics
quarter after
streetcake magazine

an essay included in the ongoing Angelhouse Press series

in print in:

Best Australian Poetry 2012

have seen proofs for poems coming up in Fact-simile & E•ratio

have a poem coming up as part of a phone app, The Disappearing from The RedRoom Company

& have had a number of other acceptances including an e-book which will appear next year.

Monday, November 19, 2012


I sell ya all kind
of crab, LAT, but
not much. May I

know his price-
list sir? Ato less
expensive. huh?

Should know a
little science, LAT
maintenance. I

teach between
maintenance. If
interested I am

ready. I sell ya
spices, sandals.
I sell ya fruit.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Local News 8/9/2005

12 Inmates Hurt in San Quentin Prison Riot
Glider Dies From Fall After Parachute Fails
Lobbyist Pleads Guilty to Illegal Contribution
Placentia Must Scale Back Its OnTrac Project
Truck's Spill on the 605 Is a Real Red-Hot Traffic Stopper
Aid but No Subsidy for Grand Ave.
Deputy Fatally Shoots Man After Pursuit
Gene Mauch, 79; Manager of Angels, Other Major League
          Baseball Teams
City Gets 6 More Months to Decide on Landfill Pact
Federal Probe Sought in Death of Toddler in Police Standoff
Another Death in Fatal Van Crash Brings the Total to 6
Woman Charged in Death of Infant Girl
Hacker Gains Access to University Records
3 to Share $55-Million Super Lotto Jackpot
1 Killed, 6 Hurt in Newport Collision
2 Jurors Now Say Jackson Is Guilty
Sea Lion Is Set for Return Home
Caltrans Tries to Answer Day's Toughest Questions
Innovative Publisher Built an Empire From Ebony, Jet Magazines
UC Campus to Require Alcohol Course Online
Vizma Belsevica, 74; Latvian Poet's Work Was Often Censored
Suspect in 1988 Fatal Stabbing Held in Florida
Amelia Penland, 79; Georgia Journalist Battled KKK in Print
2 Die, 1 Hurt as Plane Leaking Fuel Crashes at Big Bear Airport
Villaraigosa Appoints USC Law Professor to City's Ethics Commission
Colton Clash: 1 Man Killed, 3 Hurt
Malibu Denizens Divided on Shooting of Paparazzo
Helen L. Phillips, 86; Soprano Broke Color Barrier at the Met in 1947
Building Consensus? Not at Lincoln Place Apartments
Despite Illegal Status, Buyers Get Home Loans
Mantle Hood, 87; Professor, Pioneer in Studying World's Music
          and Cultures
Shellshocked Turtles Go Home

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Otoliths Issue Twenty-seven is now on line

Issue twenty-seven of Otoliths, the southern spring 2012 issue, has just gone live.

Spice, life, variety, any permutation thereof—as always they're a given with Otoliths.
This issue maintains the high standard, contains work by Spencer Selby, Ian Wedde, Christopher Brownsword, Ed Baker, Jim Meirose, dan raphael, Volodymyr Bilyk, Philip Byron Oakes, Bob Marcacci, Jack Galmitz, Howie Good, William Allegrezza, Sarah Suzor & Travis Cebula, Brad Liening, Jal Nicholl, Glenn R. Frantz, Massimo Sannelli, John McKernan, Jac Nelson, Raymond Farr, Marilyn R. Rosenberg,, Stephen C. Middleton, George McKim, Will Burke, Travis Macdonald, Stuart Barnes, John M. Bennett, Francesco Aprile, Vernon Frazer, Scott Keeney, Pete Spence, Márton Koppány, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Sharon Kaye, Ric Carfagna, Anton Frost, J. D. Nelson, Richard Kostelanetz, Tony Beyer, Joshua Comyn, Michalia Arathimos, Sam Moginie, Scott Metz, Joel Chace, Anna McCarthy, John Pursch, Lakey Comess, Andrew Topel with Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett ...with Carol Stetser ...with Matthew Stolte ...with Scott Helmes ...with Jessy Kendall, Kirk Marshall, Gregory Stephenson, Haley Rene Thompson, Rob Burton, Dan Hedges, Lars Palm, Stephen Nelson, Jeff Harrison, Jacqueline Doyle, Pam Hopkins, Alexander Jorgensen, Stu Hatton, Bogdan Puslenghea, SS Prasad, Bob Heman, Charles Freeland & Rosaire Appel, Jim Davis, Bobbi Lurie, paul summers, Marcia Arrieta, Judith Roitman, Michael Brandonisio, Samantha Seto, Alan Davies & tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, Jessie Janeshek, Aditya Bahl, Liam Ferney, Louise Landes Levi, Sam Langer, & Reed Altemus.