Amanda Earl

from The Vispo Bible: Numbers

Each piece represents a chapter from the Book of Numbers, Old Testament. The text is taken from, King James Version. The Vispo Bible is a life’s work to translate every chapter, every book of the Bible into visual poetry. As of time of printing, Amanda has completed from the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Esther and, from the New Testament: Jude, Revelation and Mark. The work began in June, 2015. Amanda is grateful to the Ontario Arts Council funding received for some of the work on The Vispo Bible in 2018.

Publications from The Vispo Bible include
Romans, where is the river, 2018, Toronto, Ontario
Revelation, Timglaset Editions, 2018, Sweden
Ruth, Simulacrum Press, 2018, Hamilton, Ontario
Mark, above/ground press, 2018, Ottawa, Ontario
Esther, Puddles of Sky Press, 2017, Kingston, Ontario
Revelation 20, No Press, 2017, Calgary, Alberta
Leviticus XII, Penteract Press, 2017 UK

Additional individual pieces have appeared in h&; our teeth, illiterature, Brave New Word (Ukraine), Dreamland Magazine, untethered,, Chaudiere Books NPM 2018, and To Call No 1 from Plaugolt Satzwechhsler in Germany, and are forthcoming from not your best visual poetry from knife fork book.

Revelation 19 and 20 are being exhibited as part of the Concrete is Porous show in Toronto between November 3, 2018 and February 26, 2019 at the Secret Handshake Gallery, and will move to Ottawa’s VERSeFest and the Common Ground Gallery in Windsor in 2019.

Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council 2018 Recommender Grant for Writers program for funding part of the creation of the Vispo Bible this year.

Amanda Earl’s visual poetry has been exhibited in Canada, Brazil and Russia, and published in the last vispo: anthology: visual poetry1998-2008 (Fantagraphics, 2012), Of the Body, (Puddles of Sky Press, 2012), Bone Sapling, a collaboration with Gary Barwin, (AngelHousePress, 2014), a field guide to fanciful bugs, (avantacular press, 2010), Montparnasse: this is visual poetry, (chapbook publisher, 2010) and in the magazines, untethered (2017) and dreamland (2016). Amanda's visual poetry also appears in online journals, Brave New Word, Angry Old Man, Ustanga, h&, Our Teeth, otoliths, tip of the knife, ffooom, the new post literate,, DrunkenBoat, and the Bleed. Gary Barwin gave a lovely write up of Amanda's visual poetry on Jacket2, "What kind of [sic] sense is that?: Amanda Earl & the synaesthesia of reading" (June, 2013). For more vispo, please visit