Jessy Randall

diagram poems, poetry comics, and other visual poems in print and online (last updated March 2018)


museum map Wrong movies chart


A Bad Penny Review (Atrium Vestae)

Bateau (games, print only)

Best American Experimental Writing 2015 (museum maps, games)

concis (beetles, I Looked For You Everywhere)

Eunoia (language)

Gargoyle (tracts, print only)

Jubilat (camp, print only)

Juked (industrial, print only)

M58 (museum maps)

Mama Liberada (playsandgames)

Maudlin House (weekly column: textiles, games, suicidal ideation, camo uselessness, Atrium Vestae, active, playgrounds, Hebrides)

Menacing Hedge (jellyfish and starfish with audio, textiles)

The Mom Egg (topology)

Ohio Edit (roots, beetles and test tubes, museum maps)

petrichor (culturalboygirl, camohowtotell)

Pleiades (peking, openoffice, planning, forthcoming)

Poetry Northwest (Duden, print only)

Pilgrimage (culturaltryingtosay, culturalwrongwithyou, print only)

Poetry (Disaster Plan / games)

Rattle feminism issue (Duden, with audio)

Really System (Movies, Do You Ever)

Scud (games, no longer online)

Section 8 (color chart, labanotation, no longer online)

Small Po[r]tions (games)

Timber Journal (beetles)

Truck (water lilies)

Vector (home, no longer online)


boaat cover

Exploratorium diagrams, collaborations with Daniel M. Shapiro, diagrams by Raymond Bruman, adapted with permission, © Exploratorium,, in:

Kugelmass (print only)

Menacing Hedge

Painted Bride Quarterly


Red Lightbulbs

Scud (no longer online)

Seneca Review


Vector (no longer online)

What If You Were Happy for Just One Second: Instructional Diagrams (BOAAT Press, 2014, free digital download)


poetrycomic1 poetrycomic2


Boog City cover design, collaborations with Ken Cenicola

Defenestration (demagogue)

Drunken Boat

Eat Pizza in the Shower (no longer online)

Escape into Life (watercolor words illustrating a story)


521 (failures & wordcomics; clash clams, cat, sharpie)


Flora's Forum

Forge (dumb, loyalty card, weird editor)


Harlot (print only)

Hobart (airplane banners)



Library Society of the World zine (print only)

Lower East Side Librarian


Mama Liberada

The Mom Egg: mom comics 2009, mom comics 2012

Monsterworld (print only)

Ohio Edit: bingo cards, actually writing, collaborations with Ken Cenicola, bunnies (with Suzie DeGrasse)

Opium (print only)

The Oracle (no longer online)

Poetry Northwest (small problems, whose fault, best part, not enough / too much)

Rattle (with audio)

Reaedr (BECAUSE/WHY, print only)

Red Lightbulbs (no longer online)

Roanoke Review (importance, reading, party, maybe, horizon, solarsystem, best view, palimpsest, birthday, loading, feminist, seezie, good, one way, shape)

Scud (no longer online)

Section 8 (no longer online)

Scenariusze Komiksowe

Silicon Heart (print only)

Snakeskin (guest-editor, poetry comics issue)


Storm Cellar (bunny with Suzie DeGrasse, forthcoming)


Thirteen Myna Birds


Uppagus: sleep apparatus, color, more; bunnies (with Suzie DeGrasse); because it's beautiful (with Ross Gresham)


West Wind Review

Zaszyfrowane Poemiksy


ANGRY GIRAFFE / POLITICAL ANIMALS collaborative project (see links for artists' names)

Angry Old Man (octopus animation)

cahoodaloodaling (giraffe)

521 (bat rattler, wogglebug)

Heavy Feather (parrot, goose, hippo, manatee, mouse)

Maudlin House (giraffe, wildebeest, pig, squirrel, possum, turtle)

Ohio Edit (cat, penguins, bear, cows)

Pink Progression (forthcoming)

Uppagus (llama, horse, more forthcoming)


MAPPING PROJECT collaborations with Briget Heidmous

Angry Old Man ((N)ONE animation)

Atlas and Alice (Message in a Bottle, Fair to Say, Enough)

disClosure (library, forthcoming)

Faultline (print only: home, bike, distance, gone)

Jellyfish Review (Monsters May Lurk Here, The Park is a Giant Octopus)

Ohio Edit (memory, slug)



How to Tell If You Are Human (a collection of diagram poems forthcoming from Pleiades Press, 2018)

Suicide Hotline Hold Music (a collection of poems and comics published by Red Hen Press, 2016)



Angry Old Man (octopus, (N)ONE, IS/WAS, which way is up)
Shape of a Box (video for 3 poems by Jessy Randall and Daniel M. Shapiro)
"Superhero Pregnant Woman" (student video by Cookie Vang)