Another embroidered work, Desire/Dread/Despair, 2012, takes the form of a concrete poem
AG What is more potentially cheesy and treacherous than a concrete poem
in this day and age, right?
That is, the concrete poem
opens up a "verbivocovisual" "linguistic area" that maximizes the differing capacities of "digital" textual representation and "analogical" graphic design, but does not reconcile the two.
A recent instance is a sort of concrete poem
distributed in postcard form by the expatriate New Zealander Jason Lofts, resident in "the unlikely place of the Principality of Liechtenstein," who "has designed an alternative souvenir of his home country.
The second item, "traffic", is a concrete poem
about mad consumerism and traffic mayhem which reduces in triangular shape down to the last line, containing the single word cars.
I write a concrete poem
about the oil spill swimming in the ocean alone, because it has 'drowned' (really it has killed) everything else.
My latest, my largest concrete poem
yet, is an acrostic made from the various spellings of the word Cardiff as recorded by history.
Doors 1" is as much the script for a sound poem as it is a concrete poem
Mallarme's concrete poem
"Un Coup de des," on the other hand, presents a subjective vision of human loneliness amid a night sky by the arrangement of words on the page.
As Haroldo was already saying, in May 1957, the concrete poem
would make use of a 'language accustomed to communicate the world of things as rapidly, as clearly and as efficiently as possible', in order to 'create a form', to create 'a parallel world to the world of things--the poem'.
LANGUAGE ARTS: A shape poem, or concrete poem
, is a poem in which the shape of the poem adds to the poem's meaning.
The spirit of play is present in her formal strategies--a marvelous panorama of possibilities arrayed from free verse poems scored against the whiteness of the page to forms making judicious use of stanzas, couplets, a triadic line a la William Carlos Williams, to an interrogation poem that echos the call-and-response of religious liturgy, though here employed in an utterly profane context, and even a concrete poem
with a canal down the middle of it.