In addition to the Online Series, volumes of the Flag + Void Postcard Series will, as the urge and the material arises, be released in addition to the regular publication schedule. Each volume of the series will take the form of a limited-run, cohesive set of postcards, with each poem backed with original art. F+V advocates the material aspects of language, and the Postcard Series is designed to provide each poem with a distinct tangibility. The Postcard Series promotes interactivity, allowing for the re-sequencing of the poems within each volume, or the dissemination of the volume to friends and strangers, poem by poem, in the mail or on the street.
This issue includes the poetry of
RC MILLER + GARY J. SHIPLEY
COURTNEY L. HALL
The featured artist for the issue is ANDREW ABBOTT, whose artwork has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions across the United States. He exists online at https://www.facebook.com/andrewabbottartist.
He has this to say in introducing himself and his art:
I (Andrew Abbott, age 33) have resided throughout my life in many
different locations and in various occupations.
I attended college, served in the Army, spent hundreds of hours on
Greyhound buses, lived in cities, lived in the wilderness, had terrible
jobs, had amazing jobs, had a few deadly hangovers, juggled, became
and remained vegetarian, witnessed many of what I would consider to
be miracles, grew about a hundred beards, shaved my head about as
many times, and luckily have been able to paint thousands of pictures
along the way.
Most of my paintings are done with acrylic paint and pen on
sketchbook papero r found paper. I favor paper for its portability and
It also burns easily.
My goal is to paint something that is appealing or interesting to see.
In attempting to do this I reveal more about myself than I intend
though. This is my burden as an artist.
Hopefully my audience can find some benefit in seeing them.
Have a digital look at Mr. Abbott's paintings below, or purchase a set of them on tangible, flammable Postcards here.