• Series: Chapbook Contest 2013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-934103-48-7
  • ISBN-10: 1-934103-48-9
  • Pages: 46
  • Size: 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.125 in
  • Price: $12.00


Marco Giovenale

Winner of the 2013 Ahsahta Press Chapbook Prize

“Chomsky once wrote, ‘colorless green ideas sleep furiously.’ What if he meant it? In the course of Marco Giovenale’s funky postflarf confabulation, the world receives some bracingly desaturated interoffice memos. Our little individual protocols go clinking around in their post-Adornian subroutines, an occasional hero prairie-dogs up from his/her cubicle to check out the escape routes, the gods of consumption and bureaucracy rattle their lightsaber apps in the iClouds, and at every evacuated terminus ‘you can feel the hive’s bleeding with sound.’ Perfect reading for subways, storage closets, and decontamination chambers.” —K. Silem Mohammad, in selecting Anachromisms for the Ahsahta Press Chapbook Prize

Cover art: Elisabetta Tomassini






make love tenderly.

an open bridge across the river.

she kissed him for a while.

a field full of poppies and school graduation videotapes.

sky and sea the same blue.

the angel eloise plays a clip of audrey hepburn in “funny face”.

paloma is too sad.

during the berlin crisis.

she has brown antibiotics too, and a pocket vessel made of mineral coffee.

powered by the wind.

fifty-five rag dolls squeezed in one face starring marlon brando.

people sleeping in cars.

people burning cars.



Copyright © 2014 by Marco Giovenale

Marco Giovenale lives and works in Rome. He is editor of gammm.orgpuntocritico.eu, Or. He is an author of books and ebooks of linear poetry, asemic stuff, photography, and experimental prose. In English, his works include A gunless tea (Dusi/e-chap, 2007) and CDK (Tir aux pigeons, 2009: http://tir-aux-pigeons.blogspot.it/2009/03/cdk-marco-giovenale.html). He has published four e-artbooks (as differx) at http://vuggbooks.randomflux.info/. Among his asemic works are Sibille asemantiche (La camera verde, 2008), This Is Visual Poetry / by Marco Giovenale (ed. by Dan Waber, 2011), and Asemic Sibyls (Red Fox Press, 2013). His blog is http://slowforward.wordpress.com.


An interview with Marco Giovenale (in Italian) appears here: http://slowforward.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/altra-versione-di-unintervista/