Born 1942 in Chicago, ILForeign travel and study: Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Ecuador Married to C. Mehrl Bennett with three sons, William, Benjamin, and John Also
BA Cum Laude, Washington Univ. St. Louis 1964, Spanish and EnglishMA, Washington Univ., St. Louis, 1966 SpanishCertificate of Competence in Latin American Studies, Washington Univ., St. Louis 1966PhD, Univ. of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1970, latin American LiteratureCPT (Certified Poetry Therapist), National Association for Poetry Therapy, 1985
Ohio State University, Assistant Professor of Spanish 1969-1976Ohio State University Libraries, latin American Bibliographie Assistant and Special Coliections Editor 1976-1998Ohio State University Libraries, Curator, Avant Writing Coliection, 1998-(present)Central Ohio Psychiatrie Hospital, Volunteer Poetry Therapist (once a week), 1979-1986
in CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS AUTOBIOGRAPHY SERIES, Voi. 25 Detroit: Gale Research, 1997
More than 200 books chapbooks and audio recordings includine WHITE SCREEN, NY, 1976; FOUND OBJECTS, NY, 1973; MEAT WATCH, Columbus, 1977; NIPS POEMS, Columbus, 1 980; PUKING HORSE, Columbus, 1980; TIME RELEASE, Columbus, 1978; JERKS, Woodinvilie, 1980; SOME BLOOD [with C. Mehrl Bennett], Columbus, 1982; BLENDER, E. Lansing, 1983; BURNING DOG, Columbus, 1983;ANTPATH, Toronto, 1984, NOSE DEATH, Columbus, 1984; NO BOY, Denver, 1985; 13 SPITS, Minneapolis, 1986; THE SPITTER [cassette tape], Columbus, 1985; AX TONGUE [cassette tape with Byron Smith], Columbus, 1986; THE BIUR (cassette tape with Byron Smith], Columbus 1987; THE THE POEMS, Toronto, 1987; CASCADE, Columbus, 1987; STONES IN THE LAKE, Colurnbus & Madison, 1987; TWITCH, Teanek NJ, 1988; SWELLING, Pt. Chariatte FI 1988; REGRESSION, Columbus, 1988; LICE Hoffman Estates IL, 1989; MILK, Columbus, 1990; SPAN, Pt. Charlotte, 1990;WAS AH, Cieveland, 1991; FENESTRATION, Columbus 1991; BLEACHED, Racine, 1992; WAVE Columbus 1993; NEUF POEMES Lyon, France, 1992; POD KINGIUTTERED THOUGHT CLIMATOLOGY [cassette tape, with Torn Furgas, Dave Ciark Walter Drake], Columbus, 1992; BLIND ON THE TEMPLE, Columbus, 1993; DRY, San Francisco, 1993; BLANKSMANSHIP, Columbus, 1994; PETRO BRF-ATHIEL NINGUNEO [cassette tape, with Screamin’Popeyes], Columbus, 1993; AUTOPHAGIA [cassette tape with Mike hovanesek], Columbus 1993; BONE-FLAG [cassette tape with Dick Metealfi, Taegu Korea, 1994; JUST FEET, Norman 1994; SPINAL SPEECH, Flt. Charlotte 1995; FISH MAN CONTROI ROOM, Jackson MS, 1995; JOHNEE’S BOX Columbus, 1991; SLEEPING THE LOAF [cassette tape with Dick Metr-alfi, Columbus, 1995; CORUSCATION DRAIN [cassette tape with Ficus Stranguiensisl, Colurnubus, 1993; INFUSED, Columbus, 1994; EDDY Columbus, 1995; PRIME SWAY, A TRANSDUCTION OF PRIMERO SUENO BY SOR JUANA INES DE LA CRUZ, Norman, 1996; RIDGED, POETA Charlottesville 1996; MILKY FLOOR: SHEILA E. MURPHY AND JOHN M. BENNETT READ COLLABORATIONS, THEIR OWN AND EACH OTHER’S POEMS [cassette tape], Columbus, 1996; DOOR DOOR, San Francisco, 1997; CUL LIT Eimwood, CT, 1997; CLOWN DOOR, Ben lomond, CA, 1997; THE SEASONS, Peterborough, Engiand 1997; BENNETT-WIESE LIVE AT ACME, Columbus 1997 [cassette tape with Jim Wiese]; Editor, LOOSE WATCH: A LOST AND FOUND TIMES ANTHOLOGY, London, 1998; SENDERO LUMINOSO IN CONTEXT, london, 1998; KNOW OTHER, Columbus 1998; MAILER LEAVES HAM, Berkeiey, CA 1999; rolling COMBers, Bedford, 2001; CHAC FIROSTIBULARIO [with lvan Arguelles] Columubus, 2001; DECIMA MUCHO [with lvan Arguellesi, Columbus, 2001; YR CREAM DIP [with Reed Altemusl, Columbus, 2001; GREATEST HITS 1978-2000, Johnstown, OH, 2001; PON A TIME FLAME [with K.S.Ernst], Farmingdale, NJ, 2001; CLUNK [with Scott Heirnesl, Columbus, 2001; DITCH CLOTH, Charlottesvilie, VA, 2001; THE CHAPTERS, 1980-2001 [with Robin Crozier], Columbus, 2002; WOR d fwith Jim Leftwich], Columbus, 2002.
Poetry, word art graphics articies reviews and transiations in hundreds of magazines journals, and anthologies, including INVISIBIE CITY, ASSEMBLING, VIS LIT CRIT, WEST COAST POETRY REVIEW, BEYOUND BAROQUE, REVISTA HISPANICA MODERNA, THE FAULT THE MINNESOTA REVIEW, CLOWN WAR, MARGINS, VAGABONO, INTERSTATE, INTERMEDIA, QUOZ?, PORCH, LIGHTWORKS, WHITE WAILS, THE LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW, ZAHIR, SCREE, SECOND COMING, CONTACT, DOC(K)S, ARTIFACT, BEEF, THE OXIDIZED LOOK, THE GAMUT, NRG, ABRAXAS, ANTENNA, BENZENE, HIGH PERFORMANCE, ATTICUS REVIEW, THIS IS IMPORTANT, NICE, ARTIST’S PUIP, RAMPIKE, SUB ROSA, RED LINES, INDUSTRIAL SABOTAGE, BOGG, PIG IRON, POETRY MOTEL, GYPSY, CRAWLSPACE, SCORE, ALPHABETS SUBLIME, GENERATOR, BLADES, SMALL POND, iT STILL DOESN’T MATTER, HOT FLASHES, VELOCITY, BIACK BEAR REVIEW, BOSTON LITERARY REVIEW, GIANTS PLAY WELL IN THE DRIZZIE, BLUE LIGHT REVIEW, FINE MADNESS, MALLIFE, YAK, CENTRAL PARK, CALIBAN, THE QUARTERLY (Vintage), SCRAP, ANDROGYNE, ALTERNATIVE FICTION AND POETRY, CONTACT li, DIRIGIBLE, NOOSPAPERS, CATHAY, TIGHT, SHATTERED WIG, JUXTA, BUILHEAD, EXPERIODDICIST, NEXUS, FOUND STREET, MINOTAUR, RIBOT, TAPROOT REVIEWS, INDEFINTE SPACE, RAW NERVZ HAIKU, ANT ANT ANT ANT ANT, LYNX, TRANSMOG, KIOSK, ARRAS, THE VISION PROJECT, 33 REVIEW, X-RAY, SMELT MONEY SYNAESTHETIC, SITUATION, TEXTURE, DROP FORGE, XIB, REPARATION DE POESIE, MEAT EPOCH, BALLPEEN, ATELIER, SPINNE, OPEN 24 HOURS, TERAZ MOWIE, CAMELLIA, UNDERPASS, FUEL, LETTERBOX, LOWER LIMIT SPEECH, AI-ABAMA DOGSHOE MOUSTACHE, LOGODAEDALUS, GESTALTEN, THE TYPEWRITER, NEOLOGISMS, WORLD LETTER, POTEPOETZINE, KOSISENA, KEY SATCH(EL), ABRAXAS, ANGLE, KOJA, ESSEX, PACIFIC COAST JOURNAL, FELL SWOOP, PROSODIA
EDITOR, LOST AND FOUND TIMES, journal of experimental and avant-garde writing and art since 1974 PUBLISHER AND EDITOR LUNA BISONTE PRODS, producer of artists’ books poetry chapbooks broadsides and other art and poetry products since 1974
E Z SLEEP, with john McClintock, 1978 TIME’5 T-BONE, with John McC]intock, 1979. Awards at San Francisco Poetry Film Festiva] and Ann Arbor Film Festival MAIL ART ROMANCE, with John McClintock 1982 BE BLANK, videotape with John MeClintock, 1988 SEEDS OF GLASS, videotape with Byron Smith, 1993
1998 Recipient of $10,000 Individuai Artist Fellowship for poetry, Ohio Arts Councii. Since 1979, received grants almost annually for publication support, film projects, audio projects and/or artist fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council.Associate Fellowship at The Atlantie Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FI, May-June 2002.
Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, 1974; one-man show & reading Hopkins Gallery, Colurnbus, 1975; one-man show Hopkins Gallery, Colurnbus 1975; participation in CONTAINMENT show Ohio State University Galleries Columbus, 1979; participation and reading in COLUMBUS FOCUS, show of 8 artists curated by Peter Frank Ten Windows on 8th Ave. NYC 1980; one-man show Contemporary Media Study Center, Dayton 1980; one-man show 1708 E. Main Gallery, Richmond, VA, 1981; participation in show of 13 artists Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, 1981; participation in large 3-person show Artreach Gallery, Columbus, 1981; participation & reading in 2-person show C.A.G.E. Gallery Cincinnati 1981; participation & reading in 2-person show UCC Galiery, Columbus 1985; participation and reading in 3-person show C.A.G.E. Gallery, Cincinnati, 1987; participation & performance in 3-person show Joyce Porcelli Gallery, Cieveland, and at Windows on White, NYC, 1987; participation & reading in SIX OHIO ARTISTSPRESENT VISUAL LITERATUREFt. Hayes Visual Arts Gallery, Columbus 1988; curated group show & a performance School of Fine Arts Willoughby OH, 1990; participation in 5-person curated show WRITING VISION VISUAL WRITING Cuiturai Art League Colurnbus, 1989; participation in 6-person curated show, THE WORDS OF ART The Art Gallery, Dayton, OH, 1991; participation in 3-person curated show Art in General New York City, 1992; audio installation Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH. 1993; several collaborations with Mary Albrecht in CHAIN REACTION, exhibition of photographs by Albrecht Columbus Art league, Columbus, OH, 1993; several pieces in curated show Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH, 1993; several pieces in curated show, SIGHT AND INSIGHT Musee de la Poste, Paris, France, 1995; several pieces in curated show, TAMPONS D’ARTISTES City Art Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia, 1995; numerous pieces in invitational show WORD THEATRE Provincial Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten, Hasseit, Belgium 1999; show of visual poetry & publications Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002, several works in curated show, 02TXT; A CELEBRATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD.The Special Coliections Dept., Washington University Library, St. Louis; manuscripts, publications, artwork and other materiais in their coliection of Modern Authors The Poetry/Rare Books Coliection, State University of New York, Buffalo; manuscripts, publications artwork and other materials in their permanent coliection Avant Writing Collection, The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus; manuscripts, publications, artwork, and other material in their permanent collection. Readings and performances in many galleries, bookstores, universities, etc. in the USA and Canada Participation in hundreds of group shows, invitational, juried, and unjuried, worldwide
An American Avant Garde: First Wave, The Ohio State University Libraries, 2001.An American Avant Garde: Second Wave, The Ohio State University Libraries, 2002.
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