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John Vieira

John Vieira is a poet, visual poet, artist, essayist and playwright working in New York and Washington, DC. His full-length collections of poetry include 60 Tomatoes (Bookgirl, 2011), Long Shot (Score, 2005) and Rainfall Data at Ocala (Artemis, 1993). He has also published visual poetry chapbooks, including A Songbird in Igor's Yard (tel-let, 1995). His visual poems and art have been exhibited at museums and galleries internationally, including the Artpool Art Research Center in Budapest and the Pace-McGill Gallery, New York, and he has participated in festivals, including "Lowell Celebrates Keroauc" in Lowell, Massachusetts and "The Golden Jubilee National Festival of Arts and Culture," Kumasi, Ghana. His artist books include If the Garden Does Not Rain (Runaway Spoon, 2009) and Slow Moving Pictures (Score, 1995) and can be found in many special collections, including The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry (Miami Beach). A lengthy essay, "Ecstatic Writing: An Appeal for the Reclamation of Poetry," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In addition to his books, John's work has also appeared in numerous and varied publications in the U.S. (including, for example, AGNI, The Bitter Oleander, Many Mountains Moving and Rolling Stone) and in little magazines in Canada, Brazil, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Australia, the South Pacific and Japan. Besides NYC and DC, John has also lived on Kauai in Hawaii (and journeyed to other remote island areas in the South Pacific), in the hills of northern California, and in various places in New England.

 

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                                                                                                        March 24, 2012