Francesco Aprile

Currently based
Lecce, Italy

Francesco Aprile (Lecce, Italy) is freelance journalist, poet and visual-poet, essayist. In 2010 he became member of the literary movement called New Page-Narrativa in store, that has founded in 2009 by Francesco Saverio Dòdaro and for which he published 39 brief novels, 10 poetry and two theoretical texts – in store; he worked as a press agent, secretary, editing exhibition and critical works of the authors belonging to this movement. Since march 2013 the cure of this movement has been at two voices: F. S. Dòdaro-F. Aprile, but currently he is the director of New Page (since august 2016). In April 2011 he founded the group of artistic research Contrabbando Poetico, subscribing the first manifesto. He is the co-founder of Unconventional Press (2012, with Cristiano Caggiula) and the magazine of experimental languages (2014, with Cristiano Caggiula). He is the author of code poetry/poetic algorithm (since 2010), asemic cinema/asemic film (since february 2016), visual poetries, asemic writing, glitch and literary glitch, asemic-glitch writing, theory about informatic-poiesis and informatic punctuation, theory about latency in literature (Exegesis of a renunciation and so on). His works and books of visual-poetries are archived in libraries, centers of documentation, italians and strangers, like the Poetry Library (London), Tate Library (London), MACBA-Center of documentation (Barcellona), the Akademie der Künste (Berlin), ArtPool Art Research Center (Budapest), Poetry Collection (University at Buffalo) and private collections like the Imago Mundi-Visual Poetry in Europe (Fondazione Benetton-Fondazione Sarenco). His research is documented on An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting (edited by Tim Gaze and Micheal Jacobson for Uitgeverij Ed. in 2013), and international journals: S/V Revue (Lyon), Rivista di Studi Italiani (Toronto), La Clessidra (Edizioni Joker), Otoliths (Australia), Il foglio clandestino (Milan), Rem Magazine (New Zeland), Commonline Journal (The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA), Le Reti di Dedalus (European Writers' Congress – Italian), Word/For Word (USA), Infinity’s Kitchen (USA), Circulaire 132 (Canada), Letteratura e Società (Luigi Pellegrini Editore), Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics (Department of English, North Carolina State University), The Nod Magazine (Calgary University), Revista Laboratorio (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Cile), Coldfront-A vispo supplement, Rivista Risvolti (Edizioni Riccardi) and so on. Last publications: “.excursus” (Redfox Press, 2016), “Entropia del fuoco” (Eureka Edizioni, 2016, with text by Cristiano Caggiula), "Dietro le stagioni" (iQdB Ed., 2015, with text by Cristiano Caggiula), "Exegesis of a renunciation" (Uitgeverij, 2014, with texts by Bartolomé Ferrando and Cristiano Caggiula).

Latenza. Other informations of poetry

Francesco Aprile, Latenza. Oterh informations of poetry (2015), Otoliths ed., february 2019

Issue fifty-one, part three, of Otoliths is a full color collection of glitch text poetry, latenza, by Francesco Aprile. Released: february 4, 2019

Latenza. Other informations of poetry magazine, June issue is out now

The new issue of it’s online now

Contributors of this issue:


Rolando Mignani, Nadia Cavalera, Vittorino Curci, Natale Cuciniello, Giovanni Fontana, Vitaldo Conte, Valery Scherstjanoi, Alberto Vitacchio, Carla Bertola, Marcelo Brodsky, Giorgio Moio, Francesco Aprile, Julien Blaine, Vivi Melignon, Sonja Azizaj, Jonida Prifti, Jesus Urbina, Rafael Gonzalez, Jonathan N. Mulcalny, Hiromi Suzuki, Edward Kulemin, Cecelia Chapman, Hilda Paz, Richard Kostelanetz, Lucinda Sherlock, Todd Burst, John Bennett, Tom Cassidy, Volodymyr Bilyk, Tchello D’Barros, Sioban Atkins, Michael Augustin, Kent Christensen, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Stacey Allam, Jim Leftwich, Mark Young, Gregory Vincent St Thomasino, David Chirot, Jozsef Bìrò, Marko Whens, Emmanuel Di Tommaso. magazine, June issue is out now issue 15 and 15 bis, Hommage to F. S. Dòdaro

Utsanga, #15, marzo 2018


Abdellah El Haitout, Alfonso Lentini, Alina Chernenko, Anna Boschi, Francesco Aprile, Arthur Dudley, Andriy Antonowskiy, Volodymyr Bilyk, Beppe Piano, Joszf Bìrò, Brock Danielson, Carlo Bugli, Cyril Arkantos, David Chirot, Dirk Vekemans, Kiki Franceschi, Adriano Accattino, Edouard Stelmach, Eugenio Lucrezi, Federico Federici, Giacomo Carmagnola, Gianluca Garrapa, Giovanni Fontana, Jai T. Morley, Jeff Bagato, Jerome Peignot, Judith Copithorne, Richard Kostelanetz, Mark Young, Michael Betancourt, Nicolò Gugliuzza, Olga Konoval, Oronzo Liuzzi, Osvaldo Cibils, Panni Szirmai, Ruggero Maggi, Salvatore Salamone, Svitlana Nebozha, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Valérie Raymond-Stempowska, Wellington Silva.


Utsanga, #15 bis, Omaggio a Francesco Saverio Dòdaro


Francesco Aprile, Bartolomé Ferrando, Cristiano Caggiula, Donato Di Poce, Egidio Marullo, Fernanda Fedi, Fernando Miglietta, Giovanni Fontana, Gino Gini, Giorgio Moio, Julien Blaine, Luc Fierens, Luciano Caruso, Lamberto Pignotti, Ruggero Maggi.

Utsanga june issue it's out now!, june 2017, n. 12: Cristiano Caggiula, Julien Blaine, Giancarlo Pavanello, Wilson Rocha, Almandrade Andrade, Luiz Rosemberg Filho, Gutemberg Cruz, Haroldo Cajazeira, Patrizio Peterlini, Lamberto Pignotti, Volodymyr Bilyk, Agam Andreas, Franco Altobelli, Luciana Rogozinski, Giovanni Fontana, Richard Kostelanetz, Guy Bleus, Daniele Poletti, Angus Croll, Michele Zaffarano, Marina Pizzi, Mark Young, József Bíró, Cara Delavignette, Mathieu St-Pierre, Riccardo Di Trani, Stephen Nelson, Anneke Baeten, Cecelia Chapman, Rafael Gonzalez, Guy Bleus, Hilda Paz, Gwang Mo Ku, Edward Kulemin, Michael Koh, Vaclav Erbrecht, Tea Hyppo, Vincenzo Ampolo, Cosimo Cimino, Cesar Reglero Campos, Enzo Patti, Rogelio Cerda Castillo, Sacha Archer, Marilena Cataldini, Osvaldo Cibilis, Alla Hudzevich, Borys Grymalskiy, Desmond David Tate, Gay Spunkton, Ihor Zyziy, Jan MacPherson, Marvin Herrenlocker, Joseph Kushluk, Kim Bradshaw, Markiyan Dzyz, Zhanna Borysova, Renee Baker, Richard Randolph Rahders, Francesco Aprile.

Utsanga june issue it's out now!


by Volodymyr Bilyk


Ladies and Gentlemen!


For the last three years we were publishing all things experimental.

Utsanga became something more than just another litmag centered on extreme writing. Utsanga became a source of inspiration for many writers – a place where they can find something completely different and develop it in a dissimilar way.


Now it’s time to acknowledge it.

We’re announcing full-on Remix Rampage.

Remixing is a vital part of writing culture. After all – nothing comes out of nothing.

It’s fascinating how many possibilities are out there just waiting to be used.

It is always interesting to read, watch, listen to alternative, transformed versions of pieces and the ways it can be made.


Submission guidelines:


– remixed piece must be based on the one published on Utsanga;

– reference to the original work is required;

– piece can be remixed in any possible way (for example: text to image, image to sound, etc.);

– methods of remix must be described in a short form (in fact – it can be a piece on its own terms);




Deadline – August 30 2017


Works submitted will be presented in the Third Anniversary Issue of Utsanga which will be out in September 2017.

Utsanga, #10, december issue

The new issue of is online now. Contributors:


Amarilys Quintero Ruiz, Shin Tanabe, Tae Ateh, Jean-Pierre Bobillot, Giovanni Fontana, John Held, Sue Hartigan, Myriam Laplante, Neda Mehrjoo, Rafael González, Alexia Rizzi, Massimo Polello, Kerri Pullo, Giuseppe Pellegrino, Antonio Rollo, Peter Ganick, Kimm Kiriako, Lucia Marcucci, Feliciano de Mira, Giorgio Moio, Dawn Nelson Wardrope, Cecelia Chapman, Jeff Crouch, Francesco Aprile, Cristiano Caggiula, Egidio Marullo, Volodymyr Bilyk, Julien Blaine, Fabio Orecchini, Spencer Selby, Wladimir Larioshyn, Vasyl Heraschenko, Sawah Hougelyan, Olexandr Ryabov, Oleg Kyrychenko, John M. Bennett, Bruno Conte, Oronzo Liuzzi, Rossana Bucci, Reed Altemus, Tom Cassidy, Jim Leftwich, Texas Fontanella, József Biró.

Utsanga, #10, december issue
Utsanga: Asemic writing exhibition

Edited by Francesco Aprile, Cristiano Caggiula, Elisa Carella


Produced and hosted by: Armonie d’Arte Foundation


UTSANGA ASEMIC WRITING EXHIBITION: Map of asemic horizon. Contemporary writings

Opening: 2th December 2016

Exhibition runs: 3th December 2016

Closing date: 2th May 2017


Location: Parco Archeologico Scolacium (Via Scylletion, 88021 Borgia CZ)


Partnership: Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo; Terre di Scolacium; Provincia di Catanzaro; Fondazione Rocco Guglielmo; Marca Museo delle arti del XXI secolo.



The list of artists participating:


Adriano Accattino; Agam Andreas; Alexander Limarev; Alvaro Sanchez; Anna Boschi Cermasi; Ásgrímur Kuldaboli Þórhallsson; Axel Calatayud; Bartolomé Ferrando; Bill DiMichele; Cecilia Chapman; Cheryl Penn; Clemente Padin; Cristiano Caggiula; David Felix; Dona Mayoora;

Edward Kulemin; Egidio Marullo; Emilio Morandi; Eugenio Lucrezi; Fabio Lapiana; Francesco Aprile; Giancarlo Pavanello; Giovanna Cammisa; Giovanni Fontana; Giuseppe Pellegrino; Hilda Paz; John M. Bennett; Julien Blaine; Kathup Tsering; Kenryo Hara; Kerri Pullo; Klaus Groh;

Laura Ortiz; Lilian Pacheco; Lina Stern; Luc Fierens; Lucinda Sherlock; Maria Luigia Gioffrè; Mariangela Guatteri; Martin Lau; Michael Basinski; Michel Audouard; Miriam Midley; Nicolas Strappini; Oronzo Liuzzi; Rossana Bucci; Phil Openshaw; Rachel Minshull; Reed Altemus; Ruggero Maggi; Simon Warren; Stephen Nelson; Tchello d’Barros; Tim Gaze; Tommasina Bianca Squadrito; Uros Lazic; Vittore Baroni.

Utsanga: Asemic writing exhibition
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