Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett


born in 1956, in Charlottesville, Va, jim leftwich is a poet and networker who lives in Roanoke, Va. he is the author of Dirt (Luna Bisonte 1995, edited by John M. Bennett), Doubt (Potes & Poets 2000 and Blue Lion 2009, both edited by Peter Ganick), Spirit Writing (Asemic Series 1998, edited by Tim Gaze), The Textasifsuch (writings from The Institute for Study and Application, in Kohoutenberg, including Ruhe Lucentezza, Retorico Unentesi, Augen Konne, Feito Zahlt, and others, Blue Lion 2005), Death Text (Books 1-6 cPress 2005, edited by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Books 7- 9 Vugg Books 2007, edited by Jim Leftwich & Jukka-Pekka Kervinen), Six Months Aint No Sentence (Books 1 - 168, ongoing since 2011) (Books 1 - 6, White Sky Books, 2011/12, Books 7 - 30 White Sky ebooks 2012, both edited by Peter Ganick & Jukka-Pekka Kervinen), Books 1 -168 Differx Hosting@Box 2016, edited by Marco Giovenale), Found Incoherents Trash: visual poems, collages, experiments, interventions, modifications: 2001 to 2010 (TLPress 2016), and many other titles. collaborative works include Sound Dirt, with John M. Bennett (Luna Bisonte 2006), Book of Numbers, with Márton Koppány (Luna Bisonte 2011), Stories & Puzzles, with Bill Beamer (TLPress 2015), How To Dust A Bunny, with Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (cPress 2006), Fictions Deleted, with Steve Dalachinsky (Vugg Books 2007), iTopia, with Scott MacLeod (Vugg Books 2007), THR3E, with Andrew Topel (White Sky Books 2010), and Acts, with John Crouse (#s 1 - 8300, ongoing since 2002) (Volumes 1 & 2, Blue Lion Books 2007). his most recent publications, all from TLPress (2016), are 3 books of collaborative visual poetry with John M. Bennett: Dimes Vanished in the Milk; Outside A Bowling Sentence; and Loot Leaking Lake. he collaborated with John M. Bennett on BANGING THE STONE (2009, Luna Bisonte) a cd of noisic sound poetry, and in 2008 Jukka-Pekka Kervinen released Fare Ogs, a series of electronically destabilized frog songs, on his oretouKh netlabel. he has been involved in small press publishing since 1994 (editing and publishing Juxta, the early email zine Juxta/Electronic, Xtant, xtantbooks, antboo, Vugg Books, and the blogzine Textimagepoem — with, as co-editors and/or contributing editors: Ken Harris, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Chris Daniels, Michael Peters, Scott MacLeod, Andrew Topel, Tim Gaze and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen). since 2010 he has been editor and publisher of the micropress, TLPress, specializing in tacky little pamphlets, broadsides, and pdf ebooks. since 2008 he has been involved in organizing and/or documenting mail art, fluxus, sound poetry, visual poetry and noise events in Roanoke. his papers are archived in the rare books and manuscripts collection of the Ohio State University.
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