Friday, November 5, 2021
"MAINTENANT 15" HITS THE RIGHT ARTISTIC NOTES
by Alexander Nderitu,
Very happy to receive my copy of "MAINTENTANT 15" which includes my poem, "Paradise is Lost". Enriched by a long list of contributors and very artistically designed (including graphics and photos), this big book of avant garde writing is of much higher quality than I imagined. I haven't been this excited to be in an anthology since two of my poems appeared in the "World Poetry Almanac" pre-Covid-19.
"MAINTENANT 15" was published by Three Rooms Press. The 2021 edition of the premiere journal of contemporary dada writing and art considers humankind past and present with a collection of contemporary dada art and writing driven by the theme “HUMANITY: THE REBOOT.” More than 242 creators from 31 countries establish that social protest can be creatively achieved via risk-taking art. The premier journal gathering the work of internationally-renowned contemporary Dada artists and writers, MAINTENANT 15 offers compelling proof that Dada continue to serve as a catalyst to creators more than a century later.
“A compilation of leading Dada-influenced artists from around the world." ―TRIBE LA Magazine
“Excellent examples of collage and montage techniques . . . Interesting visual poems.” ―Portland Book Review
"Contemporary art and writing ranging from collages and acrylics to new digital art motifs and using computers to create art . . . As always it brings an interesting perspective.” ―Manhattan Book Review
“Though people expect Dada to be silly, and sometimes it is here, it is also often political and usually poignant. . . It’s quite a smorgasbord for those who are sick and tired of it.” ―Seattle Book Review
MAINTENAT 15 is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Maintenant-15-Journal-Contemporary-Writing/dp/1953103065