Leaflets, Broadsides & More...

A Labyrinth Is a Rabbit Hole

by Luke Bradford

“A Labyrinth Is a Rabbit Hole” is a visual poem in Luke Bradford’s signature style, fitting the letterforms of a short sentence into the shape of a rectangular maze. The maze created by the sentence is, of course, solvable, while the sentence remains legible from a distance. The Blasted Tree has produced a limited edition of fifty 10” x 17” broadsides featuring Bradford’s visual poem, available now from our online Store. “A Labyrinth Is a Rabbit Hole” can be previewed online using the link below.

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GAG TAG : TACT ACT

by Franco Cortese

Our second publication by experimental poet Franco Cortese, “Gag Tag : Tact Act” is a loosely-constrained lipogrammatic poem using only the letters found in the names of the four nucleobases (adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine). A limited edition of sixty 5” x 7.5” leaflets featuring the poem have been produced on toothy Dreadnought Grey paper, available now from The Blasted Tree’s Store. Read “Gag Tag : Tact Act” online by following the link below.

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Joanne Kyger: Post-Life

by Stephen Bett

“Joanne Kyger: Post-Life” is excerpted from an alphabet book of post avant glosa by Canadian poet Stephen Bett. Broken Glosa takes the “glosa,” a Renaissance Spanish Court form, and breaks it down to its contemporary essentials―fractured forms for fractured times and alternate realities―riffing on postmodernist and post-postmodernist poets. The Blasted Tree has produced a limited edition of 50 longsheets on pewter Skytone paper, available now from our online Store, and you can read Bett’s gloss on Kyger’s “Post Extinction” by following the link below.

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A Good Man is Hard to Find

by Katerina Sevelka

“A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a lyric poem that shifts though perspectives like reflections in a mirror. This publication marks Sevelka’s third with The Blasted Tree, and has been produced in a limited run of 60 scrolls, 4.25” x 0.5” bound up in electrical tape, and 4.25” x 14” unfurled. 10% of the edition is bound in red tape, symbolizing the rare man reflected in the poem. Read “A Good Man is Hard to Find” online, then purchase the scroll from our online Store.

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O/Ô

by Aaron Tucker

Visual poetry that uses the Google translate camera function to translate the French and English Hansard proceedings for the day that O Canada/Ô Canada was officially adopted as the Canadian national anthem. As concrete poetry, as photographs, as computer layering, language layering, these pieces reflect the quest to form a national identity through the languages spoken and not spoken or translated. O/Ô has been produced in a limited edition of 40 sets of two 11” x 17” broadsides, and each individual broadside features a pair of images translated from the Hansard in either of our two official languages.

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PRINT MEDIA (BACKLIST)

FLASH HAIKU: JOHANNES S. H. BJERG - MINI-LEAFLET

Black Square #1 by derek beaulieu - artist print, leaflet, & mini-leaflet

THE CROWS BY ANTHONY ETHERIN - LEAFLET

Sovereignty by Franco Cortese - Booklet

Surround Sound by Nathan Austin - Broadside

FLASH HAIKU: AMANDA EARL - MINI-LEAFLET

UNIVERSITY OF THE AIR BY BILLY MAVREAS - BROADSIDE

SPOILED MILK + WET SPECIMEN BY ERIN EMILY ANNE VANCE - LEAFLET

-19° 54’ · 12H 53M BY KYLE FLEMMER - LEAFLET

PUSHING, PULLING BY KATERINA SEVELKA - BOOKLET

OUR TWIGS (JUST IN CASE) BY SIMON BROWN - LEAFLET

LAKES AND HIGHWAYS BY KATERINA SEVELKA - LONGSHEET

PATTERN BY PSW - LEAFLET

FLASH HAIKU: JESSE ANGER - MINI-LEAFLET

LUSTER + OCCULT BY AMY LEBLANC - LEAFLET

SEX AT FORTY-FIVE BY ROB MCLENNAN - LEAFLET

SLICK OF THE EARTH BY TARA MCGOWAN-ROSS - LEAFLET

VWLS BY CHRISTIAN BÖK - LEAFLET

CXXVIII BY SONNET L’ABBÉ - POSTER

A PISTOL SMUGGLED IN TYPHUS (AFTER RIMBAUD) BY DEREK BEAULIEU - LEAFLET

NOTES ON THE SIGN OF POETRY BY SACHA ARCHER - BROADSIDES

RADIOACTIVITY BY KEN HUNT - LEAFLET

FLASH HAIKU: RYAN TELLIER - MINI-LEAFLET

PLUMPUMP BY PSW - LEAFLET

PROJECT 1: ICE WATCH PARIS BY ILONA MARTONFI - LONGSHEET

FRAT BOY CATULLUS BY ZOE LAMBRINAKOS-RAYMOND - BROADSIDE

FIFTY WORDS FOR GWENDOLYN BY ROB MCLENNAN - LEAFLET

MORNING SHORE, BY LAURA ROJAS - POSTERS

ADVENTURE TIME BY JAKE BYRNE - LONGSHEET

INFINITE PALINDROMES BY ANTHONY ETHERIN - LEAFLET

IN MEMORIAM, BOB COBBING AND JENNIFER PIKE COBBING BY DEREK BEAULIEU - LEAFLET

IN MONTREAL BY PRINCE POIRIER - LEAFLET

BASE CURRECY BY KYLE FLEMMER - ARTIST PRINTS


The Blasted Tree is now accepting the submission of material of any kind with an eye toward print publication. We are looking to produce innovative print media of all sorts, from chapbook-length projects to unconventional leaflets and broadsides. Our print media foregrounds the intersection of form and content, always looking to pair the highest quality and most appropriate materials with the most exciting art and literature. Do you make controversial graphic art and are looking to make prints? Does your poetry contain a strong visual element that demands a well-considered presentation? Are you passionate about print media and its thriving exchange economy? Send your work to The Blasted Tree for consideration - we need material from all walks of life to make into unique print media.

The Blasted Tree also accepts digital media for publication online. Audio, video, photography, and more, we curate the weird and wonderful digital creations on our website, social media, and YouTube channel. Send us your most provocative digital media for our consideration today!

Original, unpublished poems, stories, art, and digital media can be sent to: theblastedtree@gmail.com

Print MEDIA

From chapbooks to leaflets, longsheets, and beyond, The Blasted Tree provides a venue for up-and-coming and established Canadian artists to showcase their creations in print. Presented on high quality papers in a variety of formats, our print media is a great way to take home a treasure from your favorite Blasted Tree author or artist. Limited editions of our print media are available for purchase from The Blasted Tree Store.