Punt Volat is a literary journal conceived in Barcelona and born in the United States. We publish fiction, poetry, video, visual art, and otherwise in English, Castellano, Català, and Deutsch.
Punt volat is the Català term for the diacritic that splits twin l’s, as in “xitxarel·lo.” It hovers between two marks, signalling the pronunciation of the word. Translated, punt volat—interpunct, in English—means “flown point.” We like to think of it more metaphorically.
Punt volat is the point that designates the purposeful ambiguity that flies between. This ambiguity is vieldeutig: many-meaninged or multiply meaningful.
MEET THE EDITORS
Kevin Richard Kaiser (Aw-o-tan Nisgah) has published fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and music internationally: in print, online, and on disc. He also works in film, music, and performance. Born in Orange County, California, he grew up there and in Long Beach, encountering various cultures and artistic forms of expression. After earning his MFA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, he lived in the Dallas area, where he met and cut blood with a Blackfoot and began practicing traditional ways with the Many Faces People, becoming a sage keeper. He then moved to Barcelona to attend Universitat Pompeu Fabra, from which he holds a PhD in Humanities. During this time, he also founded the film company Ponokomita Productions. Currently, he resides in a suburb of Kansas City and teaches English at Longview College, where he is paid below a liveable wage. His first book, An Ethics Beyond: Posthumanist Animal Encounters and Variable Kindness in the Fiction of George Saunders, is the first monograph on the American author’s fiction and explores how posthumanist ethics and nonhuman animals appear in his writing. It is available now from Publicacions de la Universitat de València and can be ordered directly from Kevin. He edits work from Castellano, Català, and English.
Lake Angela is a poet, translator, and dancer-choreographer from Lake Erie who develops her work at the confluence of verbal language and movement. She holds a PhD from The University of Texas at Dallas for her inter-semiotic translations of German Expressionist poetry into dance and has her MFA in poetry from Chatham University. She is a medieval mystic and beguine. Her poems and choreography often explore the possibilities in and kinds of darknesses and silences and the expressions of colors, waters, and suffering. Her poetry has been published in such journals as The Bombay Gin, The Perch, La Piccioletta Barca, and others. Her full-length poetry collection, Organblooms, is available from FutureCycle Press, and her second book, Words for the Dead, is forthcoming in January of 2021. Lake is the founder and choreographer of the international dance company Companyia Lake Angela. Examples of her poetry-dance may be found on her website. She edits work from Deutsch, Català, and English.