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a clipblog collecting blogged thoughts on visual poetry

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Nick Piombino and Visual Poetry

via Tom Beckett's E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S

Of course, I was greatly influenced by the cut-up techniques used by Ted Berrigan and William Burroughs in their work, whose writing workshops I had attended in the middle and late 60’s. At Brooklyn Technical High School, in the late 50’s, I had to learn how to do technical drawing and drafting, and though visual work did not come easily to me, I enjoyed the process of making things. One course involved drafting layouts of objects and then cutting out the layouts to create pasted up three dimensional shapes. I remember seeing a TV interview with Duchamp who said the original meaning of art was “to do”.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Pwoermd into Mathemaku

via Bob Grumman's po-X-cetera

Saturday, February 12, 2005

The Digital Humument Found

via darren wershler-henry's alienated

Got a note from Christian this morning pointing out that Tom Phillips has placed all of A Humument online, at max resolution 500 x 673.

The Relative Difficulties of Different Poetries

via Chris' Cosmopoetica

Post avant and concrete and visual poetry is the hardest of all, relying on a Zen kind of moment of awakening to understand, which most don’t experience and which, as any good Zen master will tell you, explanation doesn’t quicken.

Considering Vispoetic Artion

via Bob Grumman's po-X-cetera

I like it. Of course, it's just a visual onomatopoeia, but it's as good as many such that have been turned out over the years by visual poets. Which is simply to say that hacks eventually can exploit discoveries quite effectively, after they've been certified and done nearly to death by creative people.

On Visio-Mathematical Poems

via Bob Grumman's po-X-cetera

His book, consists of almost 300 poems composed of numbers only (except for decimal points), nearly all of them eleven lines in length. Visio-numerical poems, I'd call themn--not mathematical poems since they don't perform mathematical operations, so far as I can tell.