September 11, 1921 – June 13, 2021
THE WRITER BEHIND THE NAME
The human body is an elongated face.
Irving Weiss’s writings include visual and word poems, fiction, essays, translations, and reviews, published in anthologies and in general and literary magazines in print and online. He has given readings and presentations, joined in mail art sendings, and exhibited mounted prints of his visual poems.
Various writings have appeared in the collections: The art of typewriting, (Thames & Hudson 2015) pp. 341-342;The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008 (Fantagraphics Books 2012) pp.80, 176; Spidertangle (Xexoxial Editions, 2009); An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions, 2009); Visual Poetry in the Avant Writing Collection (The Rare Books and Manuscripts Library Ohio State University Libraries, 2008); Geary’s Guide to the World’s Great Aphorists (Bloomsbury USA, 2007); Birthday Book: A Festschrift for Richard Kostelanetz’s 60th (or 65th) Year (Libros de Barba, 2005); Fragments/Fragmentos (Heterogenesis, 2005); W.H. Auden: Nel Trentennale della Scomparsa (1973-2003) (Renzo e Rean Mazzone Editori, 2004);Writing on Water (MIT Press, 2001); A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (Schirmer Books, 2000); The Epistolary Form and the Letter As Artifact (Pig Iron Press, 1991); A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky (MHO and MHO Works, 1987); DC Magazine: A Literary Retrospective (Paycock Press, 1982); Poets on Photography (Dog Ear Press, 1981); A Critical (Ninth) Assembling (Assembling Press, 1980); McLuhan: Pro and Con (Funk and Wagnalls, 1968) (New York Times Review).