MinXus Mail Bag: C. Mehrl Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA) sends a missive to Dark wall

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Mail-art by C. Mehrl Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

C. Mehrl Bennett is a fav visual poet and artist, so Dark wall was thrilled to receive an envelope from her addressed personally to him.

Among many, many other notable contributions, Miss C. Mehrl has done some stellar collabs that include new-old Mink Ranch friend Ficus strangulensis. If anyone does not know, she is married to John M. Bennett, whom we mention often. He has certainly been an invaluable guide through many adventures ‘long the dusty trail.

Miss C. Mehrl’s choice to send along a lovely textile-referencing work makes us think of our current textile-like work with asemics and concrete poetry. Thanks to flickr, we are able to see her work on a regular basis and share some of ours:


Here is her stamp. This is certainly a well-known address in mail-art and vispo:

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Many will recognize that address going back to the days of Lost and Found Times, and it remains the headquarters of Luna Bisonte Productions. Miss C. Mehrl’s envelope is certainly in the spirit of the Eternal Network:

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And many thanks to Mehrl C. Bennett. We hope the correspondence will continue.


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. suffolkrebecca
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 11:07:01

    Gorgeous! Will visit the link. Thank you.


  2. minkrancher
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 13:16:35

    Miss Becca, Dw noticed we haven’t received your survey yet.

    Miss C. Mehrl’s flickr group is a good place to view vispo, etc., that’s for sure.


  3. suffolkrebecca
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 20:15:06

    You’re right. I left you a note about misplacing the questionnaire, oh survey – that’s the accurate word, TODAY, or yesterday… because I remembered.

    It has been crazy here on the farm and further afield in the south and then the north – trains, trains and long car journeys, not to mention two mothers and University returns. 5 weeks later and I can’t tell the cabbages from the broody henswhat with 5 inches of snow on the ground). I have some other stuff to send you too, so point me in the direction of that survey and I’ll print it out and send it off!

    What’s the weather like at the ranch?


  4. Dark wall
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 21:30:05

    Miss Becca, we understand the demands and priorities of family & farm. Your response to the survey does cause some alarm. You lost it? You actually had a memory blank concerning the survey? You are showing a resistance.

    This will require an even longer & more complicated survey for you to do. I wish I had the dream analysis section.

    Well, winter hit hard Upstate during the holidays with several feet of snow & treacherous ice. The last week was mild & most of the snow is gone.


  5. minkrancher
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 21:32:12

    Dw, I afear the Neoists has got to Miss Becca.


  6. Dark wall
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 21:33:49

    Now that you mention it, she aint herself atol, Rancher.

    It’s like talkin to Mr Sinatra in The Manchurian Candidate.


  7. minxuslynxus
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 07:10:38

    I can’t read this text isle
    where is the th
    the red thread
    this th really can’t be red
    without the me sing thread


  8. Dark wall
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 18:28:54

    I do believe the Empress has become a “lady scribbler” as a male novelist wrote of women writers in the 19th century? Can’t remember who.

    Did I say I think these text reductions are a kind of minimalism?


  9. suffolkrebecca
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 20:21:39

    I wish I could hear Marie read her poem. There is something beguiling about the linguistics.


  10. minxuslynxus
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 23:04:00

    Thanks muchly Rebecca and Dark w. Can you hear me? I’m reading it right now (while chewing on bread, I don’t know if that’s very classy but it’s fun).


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