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resources for making and teaching visual writing
Elsewhere known as the graphic/video/concrete/typographic essay, the artist's book, the public art text, prose graffiti, fluxus kit, illuminated manuscript, concrete poetry, encyclopedia, cantastoria, visual writing is not a new genre, just one with many names and little streamlining between disciplines. These texts pair language with visual elements that do the work of illustration, context, storytelling, and critical analysis. This webspace is, in part, an inclusive place for collecting and honoring those who make and teach this work. A project that begins over at Essay Daily.
Arcade Fire. The Wilderness Downtown.
Bird, Amelia R. Walden Marginalia.
Biondolillo, Chelsea. "On Shells."
Borsuk, Amaranth. Between Page and Screen.
Browning, Annah, Ben Gemmel, and Brooke Wonders,
Carson, Anne, Bianca Stone, and Robert Currie. Antigonick.
Carroll, Tobias. "On the Future of the American Essay, How Film and Poetry are Changing the Form--And Vice Versa."
Crowe, Stephen. Wake in Progress.
Didden, Katy, The Lava on Iceland.
Dodoson, Zach. "The Fox"
Fletcher, Hattie. On Amaris Ketcham's "Recorded Lightning."
Henderson, Gretchen. Galerie de Difformité. Interview at Essay Daily.
Herbert, George. "Easter Wings."
Holten, Katie. About Trees.
Johns, Jasper, and Samuel Beckett. Fiorades/Fizzles.
Ketcham, Amaris. “Recorded Lightning.”
Moore, Dinty. Mr. Plimpton's Revenge.
Nordgren, Sarah Rose and Kathleen Kelley. “Territory.”
Patchen, Kenneth, Painted Poems.
Randall, Jessy How to Tell If You Are Human.
Radtke, Kristen. Imagine Wanting Only This.
Rankine, Claudia. Don't Let Me Be Lonely.
Reufle, Mary. Beyond Sunset.
Safran Foer, Jonathan. Tree of Codes.
Saporta, Mark. Composition No. 1.
Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis.
Semonovich, Kascha, Essays and Work.
Siglio Press. Feminist Portal Archives.
Solnit, Rebecca. Atlas Series.
Spiegelman, Art. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale.
Thirlwell, Adam. Kapow!
Ware, Chris. Building Stories.
Weinberg, Tali. Various embroidery projects.