MinXus mail from Ms. Cheryl Penn (Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa) with a new book & and three heaping spoons of scepticism concerning Trashpo

Cover of Trashbook by Cheryl Penn (Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa)

Faithful correspondent Cheryl Penn has been enriching the archives of MinXus-USA lately with some rare and lovely examples of her unique artist’s book. Of particular interest is this Trashbook that manages to question the current Trashpo (trash poetry) craze AND show the dumpster divers how even the most base materials can be transformed into art. This certainly qualifies as MinXus-Lynxus in its pursuit of beauty and truth.

Cheryl Penn is given credit for being a founder of MinXus-Lynxus through her involvement with the (Arthur Rimbaud) Symbolist School of Subtle Aesthetic Obscurity (SSSAO).

We very much enjoy being able to take a look at the indigenous trash of South Africa as well as cut-up bits of Cheryl’s very fine paintings.

Founder of the New Alexandrian Library, which houses many important MinXus-Lynxus texts, Cheryl has a healthy scepticism concerning Trashpo and the rise of the D-Kult, a bawdy gang of Trashpoets & self-proclaimed apocalyptic prophets who have announced the divinity of the revered visual poet Jim Leftwich.

Cheryl Penn’s handwritten notes are generally acknowledged to be a form of asemic writing.

Ironically, the Dkulters have honored Cheryl with an award for her work with aesthetic trashbooks.

Trashpo? Perhaps in terms of definition, but this is work that matches the achievements of Empress Marie!

We are thrilled and honored indeed to have received this chapbook from Cheryl Penn. We look forward to many more exchanges in the future. Make sure to visit Cheryl’s blog:



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minxuslynxus
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 22:48:48

    a trashbook is a trashbook is a trashbook is a trahbook


  2. minkrancher
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 00:12:15

    Is there a typo? Is this your way of saying there is a typo?


  3. minxuslynxus
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 00:34:35

    Ceci n’est pas un livre poubelle


  4. minxususa
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 01:18:24

    Rancher is grumbling how you better keep talking French, Empress, as it keeps trouble to a minimum as fewer folks know what you’re talking about.


  5. minxuslynxus
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 01:53:35

    Le peuple poubelle ne parle pas francais. Tant pis pour eux.


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