The first tendency of Letters, when newly released from their word bondage, is to become decorative. This is usually followed by design logic and visual pun, as well as other compositional templates. Next, Letters either proceed into new visual poetics or return to the word. We are taught to return, but are seldom given an option. Yes, they said, let us go, free us.
After 20+ years in Seattle, Nico Vassilakis has relocated to Bronx, NY. He co-edited The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics Books 2012) and has a book of visual poetry, MOMENTS NOTICE, forthcoming from Luna Bisonte Prods. Samples of Nico's work can be seen at.