poet/visual artist/photographer

Eryk Wenziak is art editor at A-minor Magazine and art director at A-minor Press. 

His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including elimae, Used Furniture Review, Lost in Thought, HOUSEFIRE, Connotation Press, Psychic Meatloaf, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Connecticut River Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Otoliths, and several anthologies.

​He has published four chapbooks: 4am, a visual poetry collection published by No Press (Canada); 1975, an experimental poem published by Deadly Chaps (US) which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize; Status Programs | Some Rules For Us To Break, a collaborative writing effort which utilizes Facebook to generate the output of poetry; You are my anti-spam hero, a collection of spam-email subject headings published by Twenty-four Hours Press (US) and also nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

His full-length book of poetry, "i need space," is published by Deadly Chaps Press. This full-length work is broken into three sections: visual poetry, concrete poetry, and collage. The release was accompanied by a gallery exhibition in Brooklyn where visual poetry pieces from the book were on display. 

Silk screens of his visual art are available at Red Fox Press (Ireland) as part of their Visual Flux Portfolio Series.


His photography has been used for the front and back covers of four full-length collections of poetry published by A-minor press: Sam Rasnake’s “Cinema Verite,” Mary Carroll-Hackett’s “If We Could Know Our Bones,” Michael Keenan’s “Translations on Waking in an Italian Cemetery,” and Nate Pritts' "PostHuman." In addition, his artwork was used for the cover of Bill Yarrow’s chapbook titled “The Lice of Christ,” published by MadHat Press and David Tomaloff’s micro-chap titled “Days + Dancing.”

Eryk's photography and text-based visual artwork has been displayed and sold in several gallery exhibitions, including "Art From The Heart" at Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn as part of Gowanus Open Studios 2014, and five separate exhibitions, "What Do You Want On Your Tombstone?" "Art For Benjamin," "Jest Another Art Show," "A Benefit for Ernesto," and "On the Record," all at Smith&Jones Gallery in Brooklyn and Undercurrent Projects in NYC where his work was on exhibit and is currently for sale.

Four visual poetry pieces from his full-length book of poetry, I NEED SPACE, were on exhibit at a show titled "The Art of the Multiple" held at BrooklynWorks on 159 in Brooklyn, NY. It was in conjunction with his book launch and signing on April 28, 2017, and the show consisted of artwork by 9 other NY based artists. Smith&Jones Art and Court Tree Collective sponsored the event.

He also did the layout and design for Section 3 of  Robert Vaughan's book, "Funhouse."

He has created several Minimalist video art pieces using light, asemic art, and sound produced with radios, metronomes, and megaphones.

​He has also created a short video collage for "You are my anti-spam hero," along with collaborative audio sound-collages using found audio and media sources.

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