concrete poetry

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concrete poetry

n.
Poetry that visually conveys the poet's meaning through the graphic arrangement of letters, words, or symbols on the page.

concrete poetry

n
(Poetry) poetry in which the visual form of the poem is used to convey meaning

con′crete po′etry


n.
poetry in which effects are created by the spatial arrangement of words in patterns and shapes in print.
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In 1997, the Scottish artist and concrete poet Ian Hamilton Finlay produced an artist's book, Painting by Numbers: A Homage to Christopher Wood, which reduces 11 of Wood's maritime paintings to a playfully austere abstraction.
A writer, editor, performer, visual artist, concrete poet, and chronicler of Fluxus--"a nonhistorian recounting the history of a non-movement," according to critic Gauthier Lesturgie--Williams has published a multitude of texts, anthologies, poetry collections, and artist's books.
I first came across the work of the Dominican monk, concrete poet and scholar Dom Sylvester Houedard in the compendium Art without boundaries (Woods G, Thomson P & Williams J, Thames & Hudson 1972).
Ovid was a wonderful concrete poet and would, in a way, paint a picture in words.
I was briefly noticed in the USSR at one time as a concrete poet myself, though my games in that area were negligible: one evening I had instructed Andrej Voznesensky in the art, with due reference to suppressed Russian forerunners of opto-phonetic poetry, such as Kruchenykh, and of shamanic incantation, namely Velimir Khlebnikov, so he'd inferred that I actually did what I only knew about.
But this show's sole work, Bifurcated Life, 2011--comprising twenty-eight archival prints, each identically framed and hung in a single line across three walls--ultimately gives a more complicated portrait: The hastily generated, half-cocked thoughts scrawled by the artist in pencil suggest the hand of a Concrete poet crossed with a serial killer.
Johnson says in ARK, "against stone I will set sound" (106), and here, as there, proves himself a concrete poet with an uncannily musical ear, using repetition to create rhythms, but having the tact to leave his readers to find the meanings.
A pioneer of new-media art, this self-described concrete poet quickly expanded his range to involve explosive mixed-media image-sound collages in the public sphere utilizing mass culture outlets ranging from wall painting, signage, and spoken word to radio, TV, and him.
Yet while colorful, they were unnecessary here: This exhibition showed his verse to be less a complement to his three-dimensional work than evidence that Andre is an accomplished concrete poet in the vein of Jackson Mac Low and Dick Higgins.
RJ: And he [Robert Indiana] wasn't known as a concrete poet though he learned from concrete poetry.
Three of the other exhibitors at this gallery during the 1969-70 season--the poet/art critic John Perreault, the concrete poet Hannah Weiner, and the Conceptual artist Eleanor Antin--had all published poetry in avant-garde journals.
A concrete poet branching out into the nonlinguistic world of sausages and garbage?

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