Unlikely 2.0

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Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz

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Visual Art

Five Images by Fabio Sassi
November 2011
Fabio Sassi of Bologna, Italy has worked in music (he used to play harp in a blues band), photography, and writing. Heís been a visual artist since 1990, making acrylics with the stencil technique on canvas, board, old vinyl records or other media. He uses logos, icons, tiny objects and shades to create weird perspectives. Many of his subjects are inspired by a paradox either real or imaginary and by the news.

Four Photographs by Sheri L. Wright
November 2011
Sheri L. Wright's visual work can be seen in Blood Orange Review and The Single Hound and is forthcoming in THIS Literary Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, Blood Lotus Journal and Subliminal Interiors.

Six Sculptures by Stephen Harrison
November 2011
Since graduating from the Canberra School of Art Bachelor of Art (Visual) in 1987 where he studied under Czech Printmaker Petr Herel, Graphic Investigation Department, Stephen Harrison has held 20 solo exhibitions and about 25 Group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Recently his sculptural work has taken precedence, as seen in his show: "Blue Thylacine, other drawings and the Decayed City Sculptures".

Nine Art Crime Bulletins
by Cecelia Chapman and Jeff Crouch with Steve Johnson, September 2011
Jeff Crouch is an internet artist in Grand Prairie, TX. Google "Jeff Crouch" to see where he's been on the internet.
Cecelia Chapman is a media artist fusing film, sound, installation, design and performance in experimental film and videoart that primarily considers the image and perception. Her website is CeceliaChapman.com.

Eight Drawings by James Jimenéz
August 2011
James Jiménez earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2004. He has studied illustration at Pratt, Cooper Union and FIT. His work is part of the permanent collection at El Museo del Barrio in New York City, El Museo del Hombre Dominicano in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and is privately collected.

Twelve Photographs by Eleanor Leonne Bennett
August 2011
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 15-year-old photographer and artist who has won contests with National Geographic, The Woodland Trust, Nature's Best Photography, and several other organisations. She has had her photographs published in exhibitions and magazines across the world including the Guardian, RSPB Birds, RSPB Bird Life, Dot Dot Dash, Alabama Coast, Alabama Seaport, Taj Mahal Review and NG Kids Magazine.

Nine Paintings by Karen Fitzgerald
July 2011
"For the past five-plus years, I've been using gilding as a first layer in the painting process. 23k gold, silver, 12k gold, copper—all produce a luscious surface that is dynamic—paint sits on top in very thin layers. I'm not interested in these surfaces as a decorative twist. I like viewers to hark back to sacred artwork from world religions—gilded Buddhas, golden halos on sacred Christian personalities, gilded sacred objects."

Nine Paintings by Carla Lobmier
June 2011
"Carla Lobmier's use of the word is not so much an effort to create a context as much as it is to create an integrated aesthetic—her words become poetry, poetry becomes visual and the visual absorbs and celebrates the context of the word in all its manifestations. Word is both subject and methodology, word is the means of transformation."

Nine Mixed-Media Pieces by Don Cato
June 2011
Presenting Part Two of our two-month series on the works of Dan Cato, mixed-media hangings of complexity and diversity.

Nine Mixed-Media Pieces by Don Cato
May 2011
Presenting Part One of our two-month series on the works of Dan Cato, mixed-media hangings of complexity and diversity.

Seven Visual Pieces by Simon Coates
May 2011
Simon Coates is an English artist originally from London and now relocated to Dubai. The images and objects he creates balance the freedom of action and/or abstract expressionism with an academic approach to both his work's themes and their execution.

Nine Paintings by Laura Schiavina
April 2011
Laura M. Schiavina's award winning work has been collected and exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Islip Art Museum, NY; Sumner Museum, Washington D.C.; DuPont Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Citicorp Gallery, LIC; Eleftherias Park Art Center, Athens, Greece; National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, NY; New York City College of Technology, CUNY; and Ringel Gallery at Purdue University, IN.

Five Drawings by Anita Wexler
March 2011
Anita Wexler, a member of Women Contemporary Artists, got her BFA in Communication and Graphics Design from the Parson's New School of Design in New York. She's had dozens of exhibitions throughout Florida, as well as in New Jersey, Connecticut, Arkansas, and Indiana, and has appeared on HGTV's "Crafter's Coast to Coast" and "Isn't That Clever."

Solar Lunar Serenades
by Tina Seligman, March 2011
'Solar and lunar cycles profoundly connect all people, transcending time, geography and economic status. My ongoing mixed media series of "Etudes" studies relationships between the movements of the sun, moon, tides, earth and our bodies. From the visual patterning, I transcribe music, which has been performed and recorded for the project by flutist, Jo Brand.'

Seven Drawings by Leontine Greenberg
February 2011
Leontine Greenberg was born in Tucson, Arizona and raised mostly in the desert, with a few educational outings to the great cities of Europe. She has traveled around the world, and now lives in Jackson Heights, Queens with her husband, daughter and two cats. Her work has been shown at galleries around the country, including ThinkSpace Gallery, Gallery 1988, C.A.V.E. Gallery and MyPlasticHeart.

Shawne Major
January 2011
Shawne Major has been making found object assemblage "tapestries" for over 15 years. Major's exciting post-pop, found-object assemblage works were exhibited in the Prospect. New Orleans Biennial in 2008 and she has received grant awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Joan Mitchell Foundation. Major is represented by Irvine Contemporary in Washington, DC and Heriard/Cimino Gallery in New Orleans.

Marguerita Bornstein
January 2011
Marguarita Bornstein is a New York-based self-syndicated political cartoonist, artist, sculptor, photographer, and graphic designerwhose unique style and thought-provoking work has appeared in the Jornal da Tarde, O Estado de S.Paulo, Graphis, The New York Times op-ed, The Nation ,The Village Voice,The Bulletin (Australia), Geo, Forward, Avenue, Vogue, Harper's and many other publications.

Olivia Kennett
October 2010
Olivia Kennett is a warrior poet, visual artist and musician living in Maine. She has worked as a production assistant, baker, and model. Now she makes most of her money peddling vitamins and wonder-cures to upper-middle class America. In her spare time she counts bones, picks apples, watches the water, and identifies birds.

Ira Joel Haber
Ira Joel Haber's work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had nine one-man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Mario Robert
July 2010
"Mario Robert lives in a world where Aztec Tank girl leads a parade thrown for Dia De Los Muertos. He catches glimpses of this world and translates them to into the long and short grains of wood. Like fossils of the galaxy, these wood grains mimic the gamma, infra red and ultra violet wave spectrums floating around in the cosmos. There he starts like the big bang breathing life into the pure beauty and chaos in the grain."

by David Nakabayashi, July 2010
"In January 2009 I was driving through Ohio during an ice storm when an out-of-control car came spinning into my lane from the other side of the freeway. A moment later I was standing alone next to my totaled car on a snow-covered embankment. A short while later I sat in a truck-stop restaurant looking out the window, the whole country seeming to pass me by."

Libro Del Colorante
a coloring book by Micah and Michael Harold, May 2010
Micah Harold is a painter, musician, magician and tattoo artist. His graphic art has been featured in the Made-for-TV movie Not Like Everyone Else and his paintings have been exhibited in universities, galleries and museums. Michael Harold is a multi-media artist, poet, novelist and technologist. His books include M, The Rapture, Two Poems, Red Moon, somewords.com and Art and Technology.

Five Multimedia Visions by Guiraga7
May 2010
Guillermo "Guiraga7" is a multidisciplinary visual artist residing in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

Six Sculptures by Alex Nodopaka
April 2010
Conceived in Ukraine, Alex Nodopaka exhibited first in Russia, 1940. Studied tongue-in-cheek at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Casablanca, Morocco. Foremost Artist, would-be-Author, Art critic and Great Lip Servicer in 4 or 5 languages and gibberish after a bottle of Fire Water.

Four Photographs by Michael Crowley
March 2010
"For me, taking pictures is a form of meditation, an enforced act of being present. To see the beauty, you must be there, you cannot be thinking of other times or places— you will miss the only life you have, going on around you. And beauty is everywhere . . . sometimes in the big picture (and most folks catch those moments,) but more often itís in the fine details that are too easily missed if you are not living in that moment."

Six Paintings by Janet Snell
March 2010
Janet Snell is a graduate, magna-cum-laude, of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied painting with the late Ed Dugmore. She has shown her work in New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D. C., Cleveland and other cities, and is the author of two books of art with poems: Flytrap (Cleveland State University Press Poetry Center, 1990) and Heads (March Street Press, 1998).

The Return of Anna Maly
January 2010
"Always being open to new interests, I have never stayed glued to only one for a long time. No matter how captivating it may seem to do nothing else but one thing, and build my life around it, base my life on it, make it my life, I would consider it narrow. The horizons are to be widened, not narrowed. I keep mine wide open."

Two Collages in Six Images by Adrian Kenyon
January 2010
Adrian Kenyon attended Salendine Nook secondary school, where he failed to recognize authority and experienced a major breakthrough regarding rebellious tendencies. He then attended Huddersfield new College and Aston University. Twenty-four hours after graduating, he started work on a demolition site with some bikers. He worked for the forestry department of his local council on Dutch Elm disease for a few months until it was abolished.

Five Photographs by Chuck Taylor
December 2009
Chuck Taylor returns with various slices of Americana and the American Southwest.

Five Mixed-Media Pieces by Jeremy Kennedy
December 2009
Since 1996, Kennedy has been building his catalog of art, art ideas, out-sounds, and writing in the Midwest, which has given him the opportunity to develop an understanding and vision of how to do what he wants to do.

Seven Collages by Olivia Kennett
November 2009
Olivia Kennett is a warrior poet, visual artist and musician living in New Hampshire. She has worked as a production assistant, baker, and model. Now she makes most of her money peddling vitamins and wonder-cures to upper-middle class America. In her spare time she counts bones, picks apples, watches the water, and identifies birds. She has self-published three books of poetry — 24 Pygmy Poems, Cave of Fur, and Seeing the Glass Ball Grow Milky.

Six Drawings by David Aronson
November 2009
David Aronson lives and works in the Philadelphia area. His quirky drawings, paintings and illustrations combine traditional media with digital media and digital collage. His work ranges from whimsical to fantastic, from highly stylized to realistically rendered. It mixes lowbrow with fine art elements and often employs unusual juxtapositions. David is also an oil painter, and his digital animation has been featured on MTV2 and Fuse and his drawings are featured regularly in BigNews.

Four Photographs by Brenton Rossow
October 2009
Brenton Rossow lives in a cardboard box with a Japanese Cowboy and an iguana named Lenny. He is a big fan of The Hawk Moth Family and Russian Nesting Dolls. His hobbies include kaleidoscopes, muttonchops, aerial roots, and road kills.

Illustrations from Troglodyte Rose
by Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon, October 2009
"We are Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon. We live in a pocket-sized apartment in Brooklyn where we collect neat, weird things. Our home is abundant with books, old furniture, mismatching tea cups, and a cat named Cipher. We both illustrate stuff for money so we can continue to invent stories, buy shoelaces, watch puppet shows, and eat sandwiches."

Four Images by Michael Brandonisio
September 2009
Michael Brandonisio lives in New York City. His poems have appeared in Evergreen Review, Thieves Jargon and Yellow Mama, and are upcoming in Counterexample Poetics and Gutter Eloquence Magazine. He is camera shy.

Visual Poetry by and an Interview with Vernon Frazer
September 2009
Presenting a seven pages from Vernon Frazer's newest manuscript of visual poetry, Any Moment, along with a filmed interview in which Frazer details how he made the transition from "writer" to "visual poet."

Eight Collages by Michael Haeflinger
August 2009
Michael Haeflinger is a collage artist and poet from Ohio who lives in Berlin. All of the collages we present here are from blank book journals that Michael sold or gave to friends.

Four Photographs by Christopher Woods
July 2009
Christopher Woods lives in Houston and in Chappell Hill, Texas. He is the author of a prose collection, Under a Riverbed Sky, and a book of stage monologues, Heart Speak. His photographs have appeared, or shall appear, in Anderbo, Newport Review, Slow Trains and Narrative Magazine. His work can be viewed in a gallery he shares with his wife, Linda, at The Texana Review.

Five Photographs by Chuck Taylor
July 2009
Chuck Taylor's new book, Li Po Laughing at the Lonely Moon, is now available from Pecan Grove Press.

Six Photographs by Gabriela Anaya Valdepeña
July 2009
Gabriela will have her way with her own image, because she can, because she's not a man, because you are only a man. You can buy a frame. You can pay to frame somebody. But you can't frame her reflection in the sea. You can, however, access her website at www.LiarWithaCamera.com.