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The Other Me

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Halloween, horror poetry, horror stories, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by ecko

13 days ’till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween…

“The Other Me” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.  From the book Madhouse Theater by Scott Scherr and John Ecko.

From the collaborative madness of story teller and poet, Scott Scherr, and visual poet, John Ecko, comes this twisted collection of short stories, poetry, and visual nightmares from the darkest corners of their unbalanced minds. The stage is set, our props have been sharpened and our cast of characters are ready to perform their torture on you, fair reader. Within these pages wait a vast assortment of sickos, maniacs, boogeyman, monsters, myths, ghosts and much, much more. Please, take your seats and welcome to the theater. We hope you enjoy the show…although you’ve been here all along.

Madhouse Theater now available at a 20% Halloween discount from now through the end of October:

http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=2893692

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Not Quite Dead

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Halloween, horror poetry, horror stories, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2011 by ecko

“Not Quite Dead” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.  From the book Madhouse Theater by Scott Scherr and John Ecko.

From the collaborative madness of story teller and poet, Scott Scherr, and visual poet, John Ecko, comes this twisted collection of short stories, poetry, and visual nightmares from the darkest corners of their unbalanced minds. The stage is set, our props have been sharpened and our cast of characters are ready to perform their torture on you, fair reader. Within these pages wait a vast assortment of sickos, maniacs, boogeyman, monsters, myths, ghosts and much, much more. Please, take your seats and welcome to the theater. We hope you enjoy the show…although you’ve been here all along.

Madhouse Theater now available at a 20% Halloween discount from now through the end of October:

http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=2893692

Boogeyman

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, Halloween, horror poetry, horror stories, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by ecko

 

“Boogeyman” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.  From the new book, “Madhouse Theater” by Scott Scherr and John Ecko.

A nightmare from the Madhouse 🙂

From the collaborative madness of story teller and poet, Scott Scherr, and visual poet, John Ecko, comes this twisted collection of short stories, poetry, and visual nightmares from the darkest corners of their unbalanced minds. The stage is set, our props have been sharpened and our cast of characters are ready to perform their torture on you, fair reader. Within these pages wait a vast assortment of sickos, maniacs, boogeyman, monsters, myths, ghosts and much, much more. Please, take your seats and welcome to the theater. We hope you enjoy the show…although you’ve been here all along.

Madhouse Theater now available at a 20% Halloween discount from now through October:

http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=2893692

 

Boogeyman

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, Halloween, horror poetry, horror stories, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2010 by ecko

 

“Boogeyman” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.  From the new book, “Madhouse Theater” by Scott Scherr and John Ecko.

Here’s another nightmare from the Madhouse 🙂

From the collaborative madness of story teller and poet, Scott Scherr, and visual poet, John Ecko, comes this twisted collection of short stories, poetry, and visual nightmares from the darkest corners of their unbalanced minds. The stage is set, our props have been sharpened and our cast of characters are ready to perform their torture on you, fair reader. Within these pages wait a vast assortment of sickos, maniacs, boogeyman, monsters, myths, ghosts and much, much more. Please, take your seats and welcome to the theater. We hope you enjoy the show…although you’ve been here all along.
 
Great news!  Madhouse Theater is now available for purchase.  Please go and check out my new blog to see an expanded preview of what’s inside the Madhouse. 

www.madhousetheater.wordpress.com

You can purchase directly at:

http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=2893692

 

Strawberry Skyline

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2009 by ecko

 

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“Strawberry Skyline” written by William B. Burkholder and visualized by John Ecko.  Copyright © 2008.  All rights reserved.

I met William last year at a wonderful online poetry forum called the “Poetry Coffee House”.  Good folk there.  He wrote this poem and I was inspired to give it an image.   I’ve done several other collaborations over there with some of the finest poets online.  Perhaps I will have the opportunity to share more of these as well as introduce you to these wonderful poets.  If you’re looking for a place to share your poetry with good people,  I recommend you stop by the coffee house:  http://www.helium.com/smf/index.php?board=35.0

ecko.

Visual Poetry by Zachary Scott Lawrence

Posted in art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2009 by ecko

 

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Copyright © 2009 Zachary Scott Lawrence.  All rights reserved.

I was excited when Zachary first contacted me and I found out that he too was a shape poet. There doesn’t seem to be many of us these days so it was a real honor for me to feature some of his work here. What I love most about Zachary’s work is his attention to details that really bring out his work. Please go visit Zachary’s site for readable versions of his works and to see more of his wonderful visual poetry. His web site is called Languagisticology: http://zslawrence.blogspot.com/

ecko.

Death Woes

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2009 by ecko

death-woes-photo1“Death Woes” Copyright © 2008 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

From the newly published Book:  “Signs of Life, A Book of Visual Poetry” Copyright © 2009 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

To read a blown up version of this poem, please click link below for expanded preview and purchasing info: 

http://www.lulu.com/content/5844132