Recently, The Avant Writing Collection has published a catalog of visual poetry, Visual Poetry in the Avant Writing Collection. It includes many samples from the collection, along with critical writing.
The Avant Writing Collection focuses on a group of primarily North American writers, most of whom became active starting in the 1970’s. They are primarily interested in poetry and visual poetry, but are also writing prose, and in numerous transgeneric forms not easily classified. Many of them are also involved with visual arts, photography, sound art, music, performance, conceptual art, mail art, and/or artists’ books. These writers are all quite unique, but almost none of them are associated with any of the prevailing literary or institutional establishments of the day. The collection is managed by Ohio State University’s library.