The Projector

Amusements & Useful Devices from K. A. Wisniewski

Where the Angels Lived: Coming Soon from Calypso Editions

I am pleased to announce the next title to be released from Calypso Editions:  Margaret McMullan’s Where the Angels Lived.  Margaret also published the novel Aftermath Lounge (2015) with Calypso. … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lest We Forget! A Poem

  LEST WE FORGET! The World is Round and Very Wet! By Bob Brown   Pilsener beer from a tall frosted glass at Luchow’s             … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Best, Free Word Cloud Generators

Word clouds, data clouds, tag clouds, text clouds . . .  Regardless of you call them, everyone seems to like these visual representations of text data.  First popularized over a … Continue reading

March 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Every Season’s Greetings: The Importance of “Green” Spaces for the Older Adult

This post originally appeared on The Upside to Aging on January 22, 2019.  I am grateful to the editor, Molly Wisniewski, for permissions to republish here.  Please click here to … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Call for Publications: Textshop Experiments, Spring/Summer 2019

This January, I posted a new Call for Papers for the next issue of Textshop Experiments.  This will be an open double-issue with a rolling submission deadline.  My goal here … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to Judge a Book by its Cover

In my June post “Reading by Design,” I shared some early notes on my fall course on the History of Publications Design.  Sadly, I didn’t follow-up with this post throughout … Continue reading

December 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Announcement: Textshop Experiments 5 Flash Reason Released

This week, I am pleased to announce the release of the next issue of Textshop Experiments. This is especially noteworthy because it’s the first issue featuring guest editors, and–in addition … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reading by Design … The Great Gatsby

Next semester, I’m teaching another class related to book history and publishing.  This course will examine the history and evolution of book design and, specifically, cover art.  The question that … Continue reading

July 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Empire State by Olga Cabral

Empire State I am a prisoner of bones of keyrings habits teeth and hair I am a tenant of torn skies I am a runner in the air of escalators … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Writing with Scissors: A Review

Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance By Ellen Gruber Garvey. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 320 pp. 62 ill. HC $115, Pb … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Projector Finds a Hobby

Last week I was happy to report the latest issue of Textshop Experiments was released.  The video essays included in this issue include new work by H. R. Buechler, Jimmy … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

LIVE: Textshop 4 … From Digital to Print

I am happy to announce the release of Textshop Experiments’  Volume 4: From Digital to Print. Contents 100 Questions About Writing And The Future by Jimmy Butts Printed Animals by … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018 is for TEXTSHOP

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January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Schoolmaster, Translated

Last week, I noted that I would return to completing my translation of selected poems by Marcel Lecomte.  To slowly return to this project and to offer another preview of … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

365

A few days ago, on New Year’s Eve, I completed my #365DayChallenge of posting one image a day on Instagram.  So, for now, I’m taking a little break from social … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bob Brown’s Houdini

I’m happy to announce the publication of the latest title from Roving Eye Press: Houdini.  The title is number 5 for Bob Brown’s revamped mobile small press. Originally published in … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beyond Criticism 2017

One of my latest projects this year has been the book series Beyond Criticism published by Bloomsbury.  It’s been a busy year here with six books already published and many … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Mulberry Mummies Marshes

  “Mulberry, Mummies, Marshes: This History of Paper” Course Poster, 2017. My latest poster / broadside.  

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS 4

It’s in the works!  Coming Soon . . .

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Best Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

Well, I’m officially halfway through my course on Bob Dylan, and a clear, singular reading of Bob Dylan, the artist, is seemingly further away than ever.  But perhaps this is … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Coming Soon . . . Fall Course on the History of Paper

We’re just a week away from the fall semester!  I was a little disappointed last year after my pitch for a “History of the Book” special topics class was deemed … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Summer Work 2017 — The Road Ahead

Well, another semester has finally come to an end, which typically means a new transition–a new type of busy season–is about to begin.  I can’t believe I haven’t formally posted … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Just Released: Textshop Experiments #3

I’m happy to announce the latest issue of Textshop Experiments.  I hope you enjoy it! I haven’t posted in a while and, hopefully, I’ll change that soon!  I’ll share a … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Forthcoming Textshop Issues: 2017-2018

Our next issue is only one week away!!! As we make the final edits to the forthcoming issue of TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS . . . Here’s what’s scheduled down the production … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Announcing the Release of Tours & Detours: Textshop Experiments

It’s been a busy winter so far.  I’ll resume my monthly posts shortly. In the meantime, in case you missed it, in December, Felix Burgos and I published the second … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

TE Tours and Detours (Special Issue) Coming Soon . . .

Coming in December . . . Textshop Experiments‘ Tours & Detours (Special Issue)…  

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Projector Period: New Website

A very short post today to announce that my new website http://www.projectorperiod.com is now live. The Projector site will house my up-to-date C.V. and slowly develop into my professional site.  Why … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book/Marks: The Digital Humanities Meets the Public Humanities

In one of my last posts, I shared a few videos on the Gutenberg press and letterpress printing for a class that’s now underway.  I like this approach of sharing … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Electracy is spreading . . .

Electracy is spreading . . . We are mixing and we were going to (re)mix. One month left to submit to Textshop Experiments‘s Tours & Detours issue. Visit our website … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shopping in Tuscany

To celebrate the last month of summer holidays, I’d like to share my poem “Shopping in Tuscany” and the story behind it.  Like a lot of my poems that appear … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Video from Textshop Experiments

Our new promotional video / Call for Papers for Textshop Experiments. For our next issue, TOURS & DETOURS, we are accepting traditional essays, video essays, experimental intermedia projects, book reviews, … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tours & Detours: Textshop Experiments

CALL FOR PUBLICATIONS Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039) http://textshopexperiments.org/ Issue #2: Tours & Detours The theme of this issue, Tours and Detours, is intended to provoke a wide variety of topics … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Textshop (T)issue

I am pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039). This issue collects a variety of experimental essays, tissues, in one way or another, connected to the … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Chapbook Making Faces

I am happy to announce the release of my new poetry chapbook, Making Faces. The book is now available via Amazon: http://amzn.to/1UwLwDp. Thanks to everyone who has supported this work. … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

New Poetry at Coldnoon & Sour Grapes

I have a new set of poems recently published at Coldnoon Travel Poetics: The International Journal of Travel Writing and a poem in the regional journal Sour Grapes (finally, a journal … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Bob Brown Bio & Roving Eye Press Book Review

This month, Roving Eye Press celebrates the first biography of Robert Carlton “Bob” Brown, written by Craig Saper and published by Fordham University Press and Empire State Editions. Contemporary publishing, … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Origins and Issues in Design

I’m offering a new course at UMBC in the fall: ART 335 “Origins & Issues in Design”. Remember when life was simpler, and you didn’t have to advertise your courses? … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Textshop Experiments Promotional Posters

Textshop Experiments is an open access journal that aims to extend the work of Greg Ulmer and to foster experimental works that invent, operate in, or analyze the apparatus of … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Short List of Word Cloud Generators

In the last post, I shared four word cloud silhouettes of texts from revolutionary America.  And at the end of 2015, I shared a list DH journals.  I thought it … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS: CALL FOR PAPERS

Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039) is a new open access journal that aims to extend the work of Greg Ulmer and to foster experimental works that invent, operate in, or analyze … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Interview at Rkvry Quarterly

Last week, I was interviewed by Mary Akers, author and Editor-in-Chief at R.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal.  We talked about the writing process, my experiences in publishing, and my short piece … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Poem in the Tule Review

I just received the latest issue of The Tule Review, published by the Sacrament Poetry Center, which includes my poem, “Venus and Mars, the Leviathan.”

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lullaby for a Hanged Man

JUST RELEASED: The latest title from Calypso Editions… Lullaby for a Hanged Man Fiction · English · by Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki · Translated by Julia and Peter Sherwood · 86 pages Lullaby for … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bon Anniv, Roland Barthes!

How should we best celebrate the 100th birthday of French critic Roland Barthes (1915-1980)? How do we read the man who read anything as text?  I was first dawn to … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Short List of DH Journals

One of the (many) challenges of incorporating a collaborative DH project into the classroom is finding balance…balance between the scope and content of the course itself and the history, tools … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Praise for Roving Eye Press

As Roving Eye Press begins work on our next set of publications for 2016, I reflect on what we’ve already achieved.  Since Fall 2014, we have re-published four Bob Brown … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Just published…New Poems and an Essay

Just published… My poem “Hands Off” @ Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal. Translations of Marcel Lecomte‘s “Interior” and “Forest” @ PING-PONG. A flash-fiction/creative essay hybrid on blues musician Peppermint Harris, “A … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calypso Editions: Open Call/Reading Period & Recent Titles

Call for Manuscripts Calypso Editions, a cooperative press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective, publishes four books each year. In order to … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing & Loneliness

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.” ~Jean-Paul Sartre In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Tribute to Len Fulton . . . and his Small Press Review

Last week I received an email from Susan Fulton Raymond and Kathleen Glanville, editor and publisher of the The Small Press Review, that the May-June 2015 issue would be the … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Summer Progress

Summer plans have been largely restricted to completing my dissertation.  The carousel forever goes round… I’m constantly struggling with finding that perfect balance between argument and narrative, especially with some … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bob Brown’s 1450-1950

Brown invents a type of slapstick poetic burlesque. Calling it visual poetry is too staid and decorous; call it scratch & scrawl. ~Craig Saper I am happy to announce that … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ulmer Textshop Goes Live!

For the past year, I served as an editorial assistant on Greg Ulmer’s collection of essays Electracy: Gregory L. Ulmer’s Textshop Experiments.  The anthology compiles a number of Ulmer’s previously … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calypso Editions

Just after New Year, I was invited to join Calypso Editions, an artist-run, small press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective.  More … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

For the Crows: The Remix

I am fan of the work of Punctum Books and the journal postmedieval and, to some extent, those theorists investigating Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO).  I am especially interested in the ways … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

For the Crows: The Broadside

In November, I began talks with the folks at Hot Air Press to reprint a limited edition broadside of the Francis Hopkinson poem “Ode” for a July 2015 release.  The … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Roving Eye Press: Open Access

The first series of Roving Eye Press has officially been released and sent out to friends of the press and reviewers.  The books are available in Hardcover, Kindle, and now … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bridge: A Travel Writing … Archive

This weekend, I found a collection of photos in storage from a journal I tried to start while studying at the University of Baltimore: The Bridge: A Journal for Travel … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roving Eye Press

This summer, while preparing for my comprehensive exams, I was offered the great honor of managing the (re)construction of Roving Eye Press, a peer-reviewed, scholarly press dedicated to re-issuing the … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, & Culture Review

After hearing horror stories of the closets that 3-5 graduate students often share throughout their doctoral work and seeing first-hand the tiny spaces in which some full-time professors reside, I … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Joy’s Joy”: Eileen Joy of Punctum Books Visits UMBC

With help from several groups on campus, Craig Saper and I have announced Eileen Joy as our first guest speaker (in what I hope will be many) related to the … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

AWP 2013

With over five hundred scheduled events, seven hundred exhibitors, nearly two thousand panelists, and twelve thousand attendees, the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) is … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Between Page and Screen

Between Page and Screen by Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse (New York: Siglio, 2012). I’ve been playing with this book for the past couple of months.  I’m sure that poets, … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Monograph?

In the past weeks, there’s been a flurry of activity—articles, online posts and blogs, etc.—discussing the future of the monograph. Of course, discussions around the crises in scholarship and criticism … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment