3 Visual Poems
Tip the Poet
Laszlo Aranyi (Frater Azmon) poet, anarchist, occultist from Hungary. Earlier books: (szellem)válaszok, A Nap és Holderők egyensúlya . New: Kiterített rókabőr. English poems published: Quail Bell Magazine, Lumin Journal, Moonchild Magazine, Scum Gentry Magazine, Pussy Magic, The Zen Space, Crêpe & Penn, Briars Lit, Acclamation Point, Truly U, Sage Cigarettes Magazine, Lots of Light Literary Foundation, Honey Mag, Theta Wave, Re-side, Cape Magazine, Neuro Logical, The Daily Drunk Mag, Unpublishable Zine, Melbourne Culture Corner, Beir Bua Journal, Crown & Pen, Dead Fern Press, Coven Poetry Journal, Journal of Erato, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Spillover Magazine, Punk Noir, Nymphs Literary Journal, Synchronized Chaos, Impspired Magazine, Fugitives & Futurists, The Dope Fiend Daily, Mausoleum Press, Nine Magazines, Thanks Hun, Downtown Archive, Hearth & Coffin Literary Journal, Our Poetry Archive (OPA), Juniper Literary Magazine, Feral Dove Magazine, Alternate Route, CENTRE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ONTOLOGY, Bullshit Lit Magazine, Misery tourism, Terror House Press, Journal of Expressive Writing, APOCALYPSE CONFIDENTIAL, All Ears (India), Rhodora Magazine (India), Utsanga (Italy), Postscript Magazine (United Arab Emirates), The International Zine Project (France), Swala Tribe Magazine (Rwanda), The QuillS Journal (Nigeria). Known spiritualist mediums, art and explores the relationship between magic.
Interview with Laszlo Aranyi
Why visual poetry?
Visual poetry is the new direction of communication. When traditional text dies, it takes its place. Everything in our world is inextricably linked, regardless of its nature, scale or distance. Our perception is completely flawed, degenerate. Because it is not complex. It is not based on synaesthesia.
How did you begin to write visual poems?
I’ve been interested in this field since the beginning…
What poets/artists have had the most influence in your work?
Primarily in terms of approach: William Blake, Baudelaire, Lautréamont, Jarry, the “classical” avant-garde as a whole, Ezra Pound, beat poetry and its ramifications. And of course Nietzsche, Aleister Crowley.
How does the poem and the visual elements come together?
For a person who only listens to inner promptings, this is self-evident. My work is often destructive, depicting decay and disintegration. The way to build is through destruction! Contemporary Hungarian literature is stuck in the 19th century… Only worthless, saleable by-products are produced. Courtesy of a few idiotic hired hands. That is why I am a marginal creator in my own country. But proud marginal!