We’re happy to announce that our Kickstarter campaign for Sam Roxas-Chua’s full-color collection of asemic writing/artwork, Echolalia in Script, has been successfully funded! Orison Books will release Echolalia in Script this fall.
“Here is writing that is entirely open to the world, a poetry that generously refuses to delimit the human experience or accept only what is known. While it may be defined as ‘asemic writing,’ such definition sterilizes what we have before us: a poetry that precedes language, a personally rhythmic grammar that plays among the tools of expression, and explores the outer boundaries of the rational as it searches for connection. In today’s literary climate, Echolalia in Script is refreshingly, breathtakingly transcendent.”
-Michael Wiegers, Executive Editor, Copper Canyon Press
“The first time I met Sam Roxas-Chua he invited me to view the nests he’d made of chewed poems. Perhaps a year later he told me that he swam in a vat of pulp to understand the life of paper. And one night he photographed wet Oregon pavement and through his lens transformed soaked sidewalks into Chinese silk panels. Everything Sam does is unscripted. Everything he does is exquisite. His collection of asemic writing, Echolalia in Script, is sublime.”
-Sandra Alcosser, author of Except by Nature and Sleeping Inside the Glacier