Exodus 13 by Amanda Earl

Poem title: Exodus 13 Poet name: Amanda Earl Poem: this poem is presented as an abstract visual poem which includes the biblical text from Exodus 13. The words are arranged with red background and are illegible in the visual poem form. The shape is symmetrical. Sweeping sections of text are arranged in a circular format, forming a textless diamond shape in the centre, with the outer-facing edges of text pointing out, resembling wings in flight. The shape and presentation of the poem could also be described as resembling a Rorschach test. End of Poem. Credits: Copyright © Amanda Earl Previously appears in a PowerPoint presentation as part of Earl’s talk, “The Vispo Bible: One Woman Recreates the Bible as Visual Poetry” presented as part of Kanada Koncrete Material Poetries in the Digital Age, University of Ottawa, May 4-6, 2018 and the presentation remains on line on the site: amandaearl.com/vispo/bible.mp4 Amanda Earl (she/her) is a pansexual polyamorous feminist Canadian cis-gendered writer, editor, visual poet and publisher living in Ottawa. Earl is the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. Her poetry book, Kiki, came out with Chaudiere Books in 2014 and is now available through Invisible Publishing. In 2015 she began to to translate the Bible into visual poems and this project is called the Vispo Bible, which has resulted in 9 chapbooks and leaflets as well as numerous publications in online and print magazines, exhibits and talks. Earl’s goals for life and creativity are love, whimsy, exploration and connection with kindred misfits. Connect with Amanda on Twitter @KikiFolle. More info on the project is available here: eleanorincognito.blogspot.com/2020/05/where-can-you-find-work-from-vispo.html. and linktr.ee/amandaearl