O Mayeux




Current projects

Working title: VOIX
A chapbook of poetry in Louisiana Creole.

Work in progress. Computationally generated and procedurally edited poetry. Collaborator is SU17, an artifical intelligence who uses Markov chains and a treetagger to cut up and re-construct a corpus of all the poems I've ever written. I then sew them up according to specific constraints (e.g. max. 1 lexical substitution per poem; only inflectional morphology may be modified) in an effort to recover some semantics where desirable.
- Early output published as "DECOLONIAL" in CuratedAI.

Published with Michael Jacobson's Post Asemic Press (January 2018). Erotic cycle of computer-generated asemic poems. The raw output of Suture is subjected to a series of rendering and kerning errors, generating asemic compositions. A small portion of this is recovered create a narrative thread for the collection.
Work in progress. Navigation module for inter-dimensional linguistic anthropology. 1 x 0.5 metres of medium-density fibreboard and some black marker pens; lexicon and grammar.


Artist-Scholar in Residence at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, Arnaudville, Louisiana. January-April 2017.
Language documentation and data collection for my PhD, language activism, conceptual art and poetry.

with Marta Krzemińska and Dominium Nažalost. Artist-in-Residence at Institut za Stvaranja. Mljet, Croatia.
Conceptual and performance art; poetry; sun, sea, silence.


Ebb and Flow Festival, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 2 April 2017. With Tanner Menard, Fabiola Henri and Jonathan Mayers. Reading from Suture and an untitled collection of poetry in Louisiana Creole. [Update: Cancelled due to TORNADO! 🌪]

soon at Poem Brut, Rich Mix Gallery, London. March 17th 2018.


2018. Artefacts, Post-Asemic Press.
- Book trailer on the Post-Asemic Press website.
- Featured at Michael Jacobson's The New Post Literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing.
- Featured at Corry Shores's Pirates & Revolutionaries.
- Interview and extract in We who are about to die, Ottawa Poetry Newsletter.

Poetry and language art

2018. One forthcoming in an anthology.

2018. One forthcoming in a journal.

2018. One forthcoming in a journal.

2018. AKRON, Strange Horizons.

2018. Untitled (from λalien), Angry Old Man 2.

2018. Two poems, MockingHeart Review 3:1.

2017. Three poems anthologised, Vine Leaves Literary Journal vignette collection.

2017. Untitled (from λalien), h&.

2017. Corpus, The Kindling 3.

2017. Three ways out, upbeyondtheworld.

2017. DECOLONIAL (extract from Suture), CuratedAI.

2016. He who has come into being by himself, NASA mission OSIRIS-Rex. This will land on the Asteroid 101955 ‘Bennu’, take a sample (2018), return this to Earth (2023) before finding a resting place in orbit around the Sun (you can see many cool co-passengers here).

2016. Portfolio of seven poems, Assaracus 22.

2015. analphabète, Manual Oracle Review. See also Jack Westmores fun essay about this.

2015. Untitled (from Dream Sequence), Footnotes.

2015. (with Jack Westmore) Eine Festschrift für Benbär, Notes 25.

2015. several moved color, Rain, Poetry, & Disaster Society 2:2. This was also featured in my We who are about to die interview in Ottawa Poetry Newsletter..

2014. P. Orientalis, Notes 21.

2014. sleepsong in five parts, Notes 19.

2013. Two poems, The Cadaverine.