MinXus Mail Bag: Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK) sends an eclectic package to Dark wall

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Mail-art by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

Our close friend and brilliant correspondent Miss Becca sent a care package to Dark wall that contains an eclectic mix of DKult (Trashpo) and MinXus mail-art. Dark wall is involved in both efforts and helps prepare the DKULTNY Trashpo Fanzine. Included in the last issue was a Trash-&-Pass, which Miss Becca has returned with marvelous embellishments. You can see the entire piece above. Other than the pics of DK and Dark wall, the work is almost completely composed of Miss Becca’s additions. Material was also stapled to the Trash & Pass, which we have carefully removed and scanned separately. We find the green panel with asemic symbols particularly attractive:

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The next scan shows materials that were stapled to or included with the Trash & Pass:

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The piece on the left is the “dyed lintpo” mentioned in the top scan. “Lintpo” might require some explanation for Tenderfoots. For a time, the revered visual poet John M. Bennett (JMB) seemed caught in a loop concerning lint. He consistently posted the words “fork lint” in discussions, and lint appeared in his work. JMB is vastly influential – this is an absolute truth – and soon fans, copycats and vispoets seeking new territory were producing lintpo: lint poetry inspired by JMB. The Fork Lint Society was organized. Nowhere is the creation of lintpo more energetic and innovative than among Trashpoets, and Miss Becca has added to the canon with this lint object poem. Sadly, Rancher’s first remark to Dark wall upon seeing the lintpo was: “Dw, why’n Miss Becca send you one of them cat fur balls all stitched up? We got no room for cats in the Bunk House.”

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As seems customary these days – and much appreciated – Miss Becca included a (British?) cowboy song book (1930s?!). Some Tenderfoots might not realize the Mink Ranch/cowboy concept is derived from Edward Dorn’s long poem Gunslinger aka Slinger (also see Tom Clark’s excellent biography of Dorn: A World of Difference.) Marvelous text awaiting appropriation:

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The package came in a large, wonderfully decorate envelope:

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Incredible! The reverse:

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Many thanks to correspondent and friend Rebecca Guyver!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DK
    Feb 11, 2014 @ 13:28:52

    lintpo fashion accessories? first home goods now trashion? this shows Rebecca’s versatility and constant ingenuity. trashpolitzer???


  2. minkrancher
    Feb 11, 2014 @ 13:31:24

    Thanks DK! Another Trash & Pass & the lintpo is great. I’ll post it IUOMA too.


  3. pj
    Feb 11, 2014 @ 21:53:13

    Love the “what’s on your mind” envelope, brilliant Rebecca, as usual.


  4. darkwallminxususa
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 23:57:59

    Rancher says to tell the tenderfoots Miss pj aint the Empress but a ‘personator from Yukraine, Rancher says he aint fixin to ‘spel her though.
    Miss DK its been a dogs age since we spoke. I hope you is approving of how im runnin the D-Kollectibles sellin off pieces of your clothes to the Kulters.


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