May 292015


Through which O of Yoko Ono will YOU spring?

No need to mimic her when you can let elements of her performance art crackle in your mind and take you to new places within your Own performance writing.

What will be the Ono Origin of your Originality?
Will you take a lingual chance Operation?
GO with the flOOOOw-uxus?
What is your anti-art of the Ordinary?
Where is the Onus of your activism? Open spaces of your Outrage?
What polyvocal Ocean pours Out of the quietest haiku moments?

The editors of this supplemental digital issue of Nerve Lantern are looking for innovative performance texts—poets theater, page-as-stage, instructional poetry, etc.—that are inspired by elements and concepts from Yoko Ono’s performance writings, visuals, and music and that develop those elements/concepts via inventive form and forum.

Editors Joel Allegretti and Jay Besemer are excited to see what you come up with!

Submit a maximum of 10 pages as an attachment (Doc or PDF) to

Deadline: October 31, 2015

Visit for more info about Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature.

May 132015


Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature, a journal of experimental performance texts and texts about performance, is preparing a supplemental digital issue that will pay tribute to Yoko Ono, with guest editors Joel Allegretti and Jay Besemer.

The editors are seeking performance texts that interpret and respond to Ono’s Fluxus art, instruction pieces, and ideas.

Submit a maximum of 10 pages as an attachment (Doc or PDF) to

The deadline is October 31, 2015.

Visit for information about Nerve Lantern.

May 122015


Ellen Redbird is pleased to announce that

Joel Allegretti & Jay Besemer

will be guest editing a new supplemental digital issue of Nerve Lantern!

These two fine writers will bring fresh editorial perspective to the journal, which should enrich the community and broaden the scope of the Nerve Lantern vision.

Redbird looks forward to the issue they put together and encourages everyone to submit work.

A call for submissions will be posted soon.


Joel Allegretti


Jay Besemer