Praise for I NEED SPACE:

 

Eryk Wenziak’s I NEED SPACE loosens letters from the grip of meaning, creating shimmering stained glass through which we see the alphabet anew. Each poem re-sets the panes, letting light shine through the spaces and silences. These beautiful fragments are sharpened shards, each posing a seductive point at our staring eye. — derek beaulieu, Calgary poet laureate 2014-2016; author of The Unbearable Contact with Poets and Kern.


It has always been a pleasure to see Eryk's commentary on the history of the typewriter poem. He brings to it a contemporary contemplation. -- pete spence


In three distinct bodies of work Eryk Wenziak beautifully explores 'the space on the page'. Get the book. See for yourself! Erica Baum, author of Dog Ear.



"1975"


A twenty-page experimental poem that immerses the reader into the atrocities and unspeakable torture endured by victims of the Cambodian genocide under the reign of Pol Pot. Space, "textual shapes" and the placement of words on the page are used to move the reader chronologically through the experiences of the victims.  A free download is available, as well as signed copies for purchase from the author for $7 each.

"STATUS PROGRAMS | Some Rules for Us To Break"


A collaborative, conceptual chapbook that creates poetry using random Facebook posts, a step-by-step "process," and a set of "directions" given to each author at the beginning of the project.

"SQUARES (after Malevich)"

Published by Derek Beaulieu of No Press (Canada), each piece is inspired by Kazimir Malevich and in the shape of a square. This work explores space and pattern, and was composed on a vintage Olympia typewriter in black and red ink. The chapbooks are sewn by hand and printed in a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, 25 of which are for sale for $4 each. 

"You Are My Anti-spam hero: There are no emails in your spam folder"


Composed entirely from spam email subject headings, racy images, and sales pitches for bank loans, viagra, and sex! A definite statement of today's society! Available from Twenty-four Hours press for $8 each. 

"I NEED SPACE"


full-length book of poetry (visual and concrete) and text-collage published by Deadly Chaps and written over a two-year period using stencils, a vintage typewriter, and cut-up book pages.

"4am"


A chapbook of visual poems constructed with the use of stencils and a copy machine. Published by No Press. A free download is available, as well as signed and numbered copies from the author for $6 each.

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