Issue fifty-six Date of Publication February 1, 2020.
Individual pieces Copyright © 2020 by their respective creators

Editor: Mark Young

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This issue of Otoliths is dedicated
to the memory of
Reuben Woolley, poet & editor.

Judith Skillman
Four Paintings & One Charcoal on Newsprint Piece

Stephen Paul Miller
Four Poems

Hao Wang
Night, Moon, and Dream

Sanjeev Sethi
Four Poems

Texas Fontanella & John M. Bennett
Nine Pieces of Vispo

Grace Coughlin
Three 100-word Stories


Demosthenes Agrafiotis
Four Visual Poems

Hugh Tribbey
Five Poems

Scott Helmes
Three Haiku

John Crouse & Jim Leftwich
ACTS 9274 – 9283

Kristian Radford
Three Poems

Michael Rothenberg
Ten Paintings
Nine More Paintings

Steve Dalachinsky & Jim Leftwich
Eleven Poems

Jim Leftwich
from Bursting Presents

Jim Leftwich
dirty vispo

Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett
Twelve Pieces of Vispo

Kirk Marshall
A novel excerpt from Feverglades

Daniel de Culla
Five Visuals

Doug Bolling
Three Poems

Brandstifter & Texas Fontanella
dead chairs

Texas Fontanella
Three Pieces of Vispo

Lynn Strongin
Six Poems

Jim George
Three Collages

J. D. Nelson
Seven Poems

Mary Kasimor
A Review of William Allegrezza's Stone & Type, Cedar

Butt Poems 2 - 6

Clara B. Jones
Three Poems

Pete Spence
Four Poems

Stacey Allam & John M. Bennett
Two Poems

John M. Bennett
Eight Pieces of Vispo

John M. Bennett
Ten Poems

Márton Koppány
my post–full-stop period

Andrew Topel
Ten pieces of Visual Poetry
Another Nine Pieces of Visual Poetry

Jürgen O. Olbrich
Four Word Works

Michael J Leach

Marilyn R. Rosenberg
Five Asemic Visual Poems

Jim McCrary
Two Poems

Karen Greenbaum-maya
Two Photographs, Two Poems

Karl Kempton
Ten early tipoglifs
More tipoglifs +

Guy R. Beining
Four Visuals

Pat Nolan
A History of Haikai
I remember Tom Clark

Olivier Schopfer
Windows [Part I]
Windows [Part II]

C. Mehrl Bennett
Ask A Cow Poems

C. Mehrl Bennett & Texas Fontanella
Four Pieces of Vispo

Isabel Gómez de Diego
Three Paintings

John M. Bennett
A Review of Mario Santiago Papasquiaro's Poetry Comes Out of My Mouth

Tom Montag
Five poems from The Woman in an Imaginary Painting

Elaine Woo
Two Drawings & a Sculpture

Mark DuCharme
Three Poems

Serse Luigetti
Two Visual Poems

Jim Meirose
Prankster the Jokey Joke’s Seasonal Store

Eric Hoffman

Jeff Harrison
Two Poems

Joe Balaz
A Visual & A Poem

Volodymyr Bilyk
Melody Poems
from The Song of the Great Tits

Valeria Sangiorgi

Joseph Salvatore Aversano
A Forester's Guide to Aegean Trees

Kristin Garth

Seth A. Howard
Two Poems

hiromi suzuki
Five Visuals

Stephen C. Middleton
Five Poems

Elmedin Kadric
Three Visuals

John C. Goodman
A review of Mary Kasimor's
disrobing iris

Tom Beckett
Two Poems

Alexander Jorgensen

Olchar Lindsann
Six Poems

Michael Ruby
from Sounds of Summer in the Country

Hrishikesh Srinivas
Two Translations

Jack Galmitz
The Boy

Christian ALLE
Six Visual Pieces

Bill Freind
Three Poems

Jeff Bagato
Five Visual Poems, One Text

Penelope Weiss
Two Poems

Kristian Patruno
Seven Visual Pieces

Sheila E. Murphy
Two Poems

Marco Giovenale
three glitchasemics

M.J. Iuppa
Four 100 Word Stories

Heath Brougher
Five Poems

Wes Lee
Three Poems

Craig Cotter
Five Poems

Timothy Pilgrim
Three Poems

John Levy
Four Poems

Six Visual Pieces

Eileen R. Tabios
Four Poems

Dave Read
Four Asemic Pieces

Mark Cunningham

Carol Stetser
Four Visual (Petroglyph) Poems

Tony Beyer

Frances Lang
What I really do

Christopher Barnes
Liberty Atoms

Casey Bush
Five Poems

Joanna Walkden Harris & Pete Spence
a French connection!

Keith Nunes
Three Poems

AG Davis

Stephen Nelson
Two Poems & Five Asemic Visuals

David Kjellin
near free

Randee Silv
In. Inside. Insideness.

Amy Barone
Two Poems

Jonel Abellanosa
Three Poems

Henry Crawford
Four Poems

J.I. Kleinberg
Five found-word collages

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal
Two Poems

Texas Fontanella & Stuart Wheatley
Two Visuals

CJ Peradilla
telephone request

Alberto Vitacchio
Seven Visual Pieces
Seven More Visual Pieces

Michael O'Brien
Two Poems

R L Swihart
Four Poems

Carla Bertola

Ken Bolton

John C. Mannone

Bob Heman

Philip Rowland
Eight Poems

Marcia Arrieta
Five Visuals & Seven Poems

Alison J. Barton
Two Poems

Connie S. Tettenborn
Seven Assorted Pieces

Marilyn Stablein
Water, Fire and Ice: Four Dreams

Katrinka Moore
Three Dancers

Phillipa Grylls
Three Poems

Carey Scott Wilkerson
Two Poems

Jasmine Gallagher

Cecelia Chapman
from Nippe, nippe

Scott MacLeod
Three Text Pieces

Michael Brandonisio
Three Visuals, Two Text Pieces

Kathleen Rabbers

Edward Kulemin

Steve Dalachinsky
(of and for allen ginsberg)


Otoliths would like to acknowledge the Juru People who are the traditional custodians of the land where this journal is prepared.