Circling the Start by Dixie Denman Junius is a groundbreaking debut in the Anhinga Visual Poetry Series, offering a transformative journey through the realms of visual poetry, asemics and glitch. Chosen by curator Kristine Snodgrass for its vibrant script work and radical meditative energy, this book invites readers to explore the depths of artistic expression with 57 full-color illustrations
The Enso becomes asemic and the asemic becomes glitch, and then the collection, and our collective minds as we meditate through writing and non-writing, transcend even the base definition of asemic: work that looks like a writing system without semantic meaning. Glitch is unconstrained in its curtain through chance. No glitch can ever be recreated and is ultimately out of the practioners' control. Still, the process of glitching is deeply personal. Symbol to non-symbol, image to symbolic. This is the Circling.
Raised in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, Dixie Denman Junius
attended Hartwick College and graduated from Boston University. After pursuing a corporate career in Boston, she moved to Southern California where she became known for her handmade paper and fiber art. Dixie lived in Hawaii for several years before relocating to Portland, Oregon, where she now resides. Currently, in addition to her creative efforts, Dixie teaches intuitive watercolor and papermaking.
Art works by Dixie Denman Junius have appeared in Indelible Literary Journal, South Florida Poetry Journal, GAS: Art and Music, Infinity: My ND World, The New Post Literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing, New Concrete Poetry, Singing with the Nightingales and WAAVe Anthology.
Her work has been featured by Van Vliet Gallery in a solo show: Mystery and Meaning. Her work has been displayed in other venues, including: Red Trillium Gallery, Phoenix Rising Gallery, and Daily Paintworks. Her art is included in numerous private collections throughout the United States.
"With this collection, the reader-viewer can process in a personal way and in a collective way. Dixie is one of the most prolific visual poets in our field — another woman carrying the weight of the new expanded field with power and love." - Kristine Snodgrass