Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tip of the Knife, Issue 25

The Architect


Angela Caporaso
Billy Cancel
Daniel de Cullá
David Felix
John Mingay/Mary Johnston
Texas Fontanella
Bill DiMichele


Angela Caporaso

Angela Caporaso is an Italian artist focusing on visual poetry, mail art and artists books, working with the mediums of collage, trash-art and, more recently, digital formats.Since her first exhibitions, which date back to the eighties, Angela has revealed a constant strain towards new expressive languages.  This constant research has led her to contaminate sign with colour, font with image, literature with painting, as though one single medium was not sufficient to express her complex imaginative world.


il dubbio



Billy Cancel

Billy Cancel has recently appeared in Blazevox, Gobbet & West Wind Review. His latest body of work PSYCHO'CLOCK is out on Hidden House Press. Billy Cancel is 1/2 of the noise/pop duo Tidal Channel. Sound poems, visual shorts and other aberrations can be found at 

cryptid all-star

Cryptid Square States  Dust Bowl To The East

hoax ain't hoax

Daniel de Cullá

Daniel de Culla (1955) is a writer, poet, and photgrapher.  He is also a member of the Spanish Writers Association, Earthly Writers International Caucus, Poets of the World, and others, Director of Gallo Tricolor Review, and Robespierre Review.  He has participated in Festivals of Poetry, and Theater in Madrid, Burgos, Berlin, Minden, Hannover and Genève.  He has exposed in many galleries from Madrid, Burgos, London, and Amsterdam.  He is moving between North Hollywood, Madrid, and Burgos, Spain.  His address is Burgos, just now.  He has more than 70 published books.  

Cymera - 110330

Cymera - 091915

Cymera - 164311

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David Felix

David Felix is a  visual poet who comes from a family of artists, magicians and tailors.
Born in Wales, UK, sometime during the last century, he was raised on oil paint, sleight of hand and Singer sewing machines.

For over fifty years David has been working with language in a visual way - a long history in paint and collage, in three dimensions, in galleries and festivals, publications, performances and video.  Work currently features and is forthcoming in RAUM, The New Post-literate, WordFor/Word, Of/with and M58.

He is currently based on the island of Funen, in southern Denmark.

Fagara DavidFelix

Flok DavidFelix

Scriptmask DavidFelix

John Mingay/Mary Johnston

Born in Malaysia, Mary went to school in Nigeria and Helensburgh, Scotland, before receiving a BA from Edinburgh University. She has been exhibited widely and loves experimenting with all sorts of media, colour and form. Her paintings give a sense of realism tinged with the surreal, exploiting bold colour in abstractions from the world around her. She Currently based at Dunfermline Fire Station Creative.

From Paisley, John spent the late 1970's working at The Citizens' Theatre and 1985-90 as Writer-in-Residence and Writer-in-the-Community in Darlington. As managing editor of Raunchland Publications from 1984 to 2009, he initiated and edited 3x4 magazine and the Lung Gom Press, and continues to be widely published in literary reviews, anthologies, collaborative projects and in over forty individual collections.

Between Two Places

Listen to the Silence

Nothing Matters

What Goes Around

Texas Fontanella

Texas Fontanella is a student at USYD. Their work has previously appeared or is forthcoming @ Otoliths, Uut, Poetrywtf, InBetweenHangovers, ex-ex-lit, The Helios Mss, Beakful, Rasvada & The New Post Literate.






Bill DiMichele

Little is known of the life of Bill DiMichele, the apocryphal painter/poet/musician of the early 21st century.  He studied quantum physics with Feynman and religion with Zoroaster and Akiva.  Legends tell of him learning sand painting from the Native American shamans on the high banks of the Monongahela River.  On snow-covered mountains he contemplated the emerald tablet of Hermes, discovering the significance of the saying “as above so below”.  This is the principle that guided his work from 1975 to 2025. 


“Are you sad?”
“But your songs are sad”
----My songs are of time and distance.
      The sadness is in you. Watch my arms.
      There is only the dance. These things
       you treasure are shells.
                                   Count Zero
                                    William Gibson
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“The poets down here don’t write nuthin at all,
they just stand back and let it all be.”
                                     Bruce Springsteen                

Accepting submissions for TOK 26 now.  Please send to


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