Category Archives: Asemic

Best American Poetry blog reviews Echolalia in Script

January 15, 2018 • Full of Strange Experience: Seven Brief Reviews by Dante Di Stefano

Echolalia in Script gorgeously collects Sam Roxas-Chua’s asemic writings in a gallery of images contextualized by the title poem. The stunning examples of open form writing in this book are “flawed disiderata,” failed cartographies, “troubled cantatas,” “true languages born of beak & exhale.” As Roxas-Chua notes in the introduction, his interest in wordless open semantic forms of writing parallels his work as a poet and stems, in part, from his personal history: “born to Filipino parents, adopted into a Chinese family, and then later immigrating to America resulted in a number of displacements that prevented me from taking claim to country or language.” Echolalia in Script is a book of elemental, angelic, visionary beauty rendered in the illimitable shorthand of the divine, an austere infinite tracery, a singing Forever composed of untranslatable Nows.

| POETRY NEWS | A book launch invitation in Eugene, OR, a poem, and news from the beautiful state of North Carolina!

| POETRY NEWS | A book launch invitation in Eugene, OR, a poem, and news from the beautiful state of North Carolina!EUGENE • BOOK LAUNCH READING • OAK STREET VINTAGE • FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018 • Friends, I hope to see you at book launch celebration for Echolalia in Script (Lithic Press) and Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater (Orison Books) this coming Friday, 7PM at Oak Street Vintage – 500 Olive Street – facebook.com/events/141778776482186/ASHEVILLE, NC • POETRY READING • MALAPROP'S BOOKSTORE • TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018 • I'll be reading with Jessie van Eerden Malaprop's Bookstore – 55 Haywood St – facebook.com/events/1526018514179071/RALEIGH, NC • POETRY READING • SO & SO BOOKSTORE • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, • Thanks to Dorianne, Joe, and Chris for the invitation to read. So & So Bookstore – 704 N Person St – https://www.facebook.com/soandsobooks/More info: samroxaschua.com

Posted by Sam Roxas-Chua on Sunday, January 14, 2018

EUGENE • BOOK LAUNCH READING • OAK STREET VINTAGE • FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018 • Friends, I hope to see you at book launch celebration for Echolalia in Script (Lithic Press) and Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater (Orison Books) this coming Friday, 7PM at Oak Street Vintage – 500 Olive Street – facebook.com/events/141778776482186/

ASHEVILLE, NC • POETRY READING • MALAPROP’S BOOKSTORE • TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018 • I’ll be reading with Jessie van Eerden Malaprop’s Bookstore – 55 Haywood St – facebook.com/events/1526018514179071/

RALEIGH, NC • POETRY READING • SO & SO BOOKSTORE • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, • Thanks to Dorianne, Joe, and Chris for the invitation to read. So & So Bookstore – 704 N Person St – https://www.facebook.com/soandsobooks/

INNER WIRING • Readings w/ asemic writing demonstration

POETRY & ART NEWS | Friends, in celebration of the two books coming out in the Fall, I’ve updated my website which now includes samples of the written (text, audio and video) and visual work. My plan is to fill the entire 2018 calendar with readings which include asemic writing demonstrations. If you would like to help me promote the books please feel free to share this post to event organizers you might know. Yes, I’m willing to travel! Thanks again for all the love and support. Yours, Sam