Ode to Joy by Amanda Earl

Poem title: Ode to Joy Poet: Amanda Earl Poem: This is a visual poem –text is not readable but displays the lyrics to the hymn Ode to Joy in a yellow and pink flower shape, with text spiralling outwards clockwise from center. End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Amanda Earl Amanda Earl (she/her) is a pansexual polyamorous feminist writer, visual poet, editor and publisher who lives on Algonquin Anishinaabeg traditional territory. Earl is managing editor of Bywords.ca, editor of Judith: Women Making Visual Poetry (Timglaset Editions, Sweden, 2021) and fallen angel of AngelHousePress. She is the author of over thirty chapbooks and four works with spines, Trouble (Hem Press, UK, 2022), Genesis (Timglaset Editions, Sweden, 2022), Kiki (Chaudiere Books, Canada, 2014; Invisible Publishing, Canada, 2019) and Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl (Coming Together, USA, 2014). Through AngelHousePress she published an erotic novella in 2014 entitled A World of Yes and will publish her poetry collection, Beast Body Epic in autumn, 2023. Her latest chapbook is Fear of Elevators (Turret House, 2023.) Earl’s creative missions are exploration, community-building, whimsy and connection with kindred misfits.