Artist Prints, Leaflets & More...

VWLS

by Christian Bök

Famous for his poetics of extreme constraint, conceptualist Christian Bök reworks the famous anti-fascist sentiments of Martin Niemöller into a politically-charged lipogram by systematically eliminating more and more vowels from each line of his poem. VWLS is presented as a limited edition of 10" x 4" cardstock leaflets, 60 copies in circulation, available now from The Blasted Tree Store.

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CXXVIII

by Sonnet L'Abbé

Produced as part of the Dream Islands group exhibition featured by the Nanaimo Art Gallery (July 21 - September 17, 2017), "CXXVIII" responds to the work of late Salt-Spring Island-based potter Lari Robson in L'Abbé's signature style. In this "ecolonization," Shakespeare's 128th sonnet is invaded and fleshed out by the poet, an "erasure-by-crowding" that becomes a formal analogy for colonization. An edition of 700 18" x 24" poster were made for the NAG exhibition, where copies will be made available for free, and posters can be purchased from The Blasted Tree Store for merely the price of shipping!

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A pistol smuggled in typhus

by derek beaulieu

Written after Arthur Rimbaud's Voyelles, A pistol smuggled in typhus embraces the sinister, the macabre, and the ugly side of language. In this, beaulieu's second contribution to our poetry lineup, vowels are made foul, and death germinates new a form of life, born of decay. Printed on grey cardstock, limited edition copies of beaulieu's 4.25" x 9" poetry leaflet can be found now in The Blasted Tree Store.

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NOTES ON The Sign of Poetry

Journal excerpts + Image Gallery

by Sacha Archer

A multi-media exploration of the limits of poetry and legibility, Sacha Archer continues to push boundaries with this collection of astounding poetry, journal excerpts, and supplementary material. In addition to these digital notes and drawings, we have produced a series of broadsides featuring selections from Archer's experimental visual poetry and his addendum to the work. 50 limited-edition sets of broadsides are available now from The Blasted Tree Store.

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Radioactivity

by Ken Hunt

Radioactivity, one of three new Blasted Tree poems by Ken Hunt, celebrates the life and work of Marie Curie; chemist, physicist, and winner of two Nobel prizes. In this poem, Hunt expertly draws our attention to the atomic punishment exacted on Curie's body in the pursuit of her discoveries. A limited edition of 50 folded leaflets, 5.5" x 7", is now available from The Blasted Tree's store.

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Plumpump

by psw

Our latest addition to The Blasted Tree's line of printed media, this 3.25" x 5" folded leaflet features the visual poem Plumpump by German artist and printmaker, psw. Plumpump is a dry-transfer work of typography strung together like strands of symbolic DNA, organized alphabetically and nonsensically. 50 limited edition copies of the accordion-style leaflet are now available from The Blasted Tree's store.

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Project 1: Ice Watch Paris

by Ilona Martonfi

An imagistic poem as cold, precise, and worldly as its chosen subject, Ilona Martonfi's Project 1: Ice Watch Paris draws beautiful parallels between the decay of an iceberg and human vulnerability. Austere and direct, detached yet tender, Martonfi's poem achieves great depth with startling economy. 50 limited-edition 4.25" x 11" longsheets of the poem are now available from The Blasted Tree Store.

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Frat Boy Catullus

by Zoe Lambrinakos-Raymond

Translating into modern vernacular the poetry of Catullus, ancient Roman poet with a penchant for crude and passionate verse, Zoe Lambrinakos-Raymond captures (for the first time in history) the true colour of his notoriously foul temperament. Skewing empty male entitlement in all its historical magnitude, this translation should be required reading for every college student. 50 limited-edition 11" x 17" broadsheets are now available from The Blasted Tree Store.

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50 words for Gwendolyn

by rob mclennan

Presenting a limited edition 3.25" x 6" folded leaflet of 50 words for Gwendolyn, composed in honour of Gwendolyn Guth's birthday by poet and publisher extraordinaire, rob mclennan. 50 copies of the poem were printed on beautiful Classic Laid paper, and are now available from The Blasted Tree Store.

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Morning Shore,

by Laura Rojas

Morning shore, is a poster series created from recent poetry by graphic designer and author Laura Rojas. Combining vivid poetic images with striking design and bold colours, Rojas' art works at the intersection of visual presentation and semantic meaning. 50 limited edition 7.75" x 13.5" posters of Morning shore, are now available for purchase from The Blasted Tree Store, and you can preview the series online using the link below.

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The Blasted Tree is now accepting the submission of material of any kind with an eye toward print publication. We are looking to produce innovate print media of all sorts, from limited edition artist prints to unconventional leaflets and broadsheets. 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 artist prints 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.