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  • These "asemic" texts by Carlos Martínez Luis are basically completely "semic": that is, they communicate to us by means of glyphs that have forms resonant of the human body, of human culture, and of human consciousness and memory.

    Crg Hill's poetry scorecard

  • The asemic portion of the collage utilizes a symbol for “Filipino poet” as created through my 2002 “Poems Form/From The Six Directions” project.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Twas inspired by the heat of flamenco, a photograph of the Barne Glacier by Seth White, and asemic writing practices to which I was introduced by the brilliant Tim Gaze.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • I am so happy and THANKFUL to see this interview of the brilliant Tim Gaze, who also has been generous in teaching me about asemic writing.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • It's one of my collages, this entitled “Global Warming”, and it was inspired by the heat of flamenco, images of the Barne Glacier, and asemic writing practices to which I was introduced by Tim Gaze.


  • At the extreme poles of this tendency one might locate on the one hand transrational writing such as zaum (nonsense syllables invented by the poet), and on the other truly asemic “pseudowriting” (improvised scrawls and figures that resemble writing but do not adhere to any preset code).

    K. Silem Mohammad Reads Elizabeth Bachinsky

  • And both techniques have the effect of rendering language as a conflicted system hovering unstably between reference and self-referral, connotative sensuousness and asemic grotesquery.

    K. Silem Mohammad Reads Elizabeth Bachinsky

  • Most people make asemic writing at some time, possibly when testing a new pen.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Those marks in the margins of your ancestor's diary may look like scribbles, but they might actually be asemic writing.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • If doodles count as asemic writing, here's a fine example from census taker George W. Rand, who left this work of art on a page of the Waterford, Maine, census in 1860:

    Archive 2007-10-01


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