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Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Doubling of Eyes

via 9th St. Laboratories:

Pronunciation: 'toe-pell
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): to·pel·inzki /-p(&-)el[ki]/
Etymology: from the mind of God, from the womb of Topel, Sharon, 1977
intransitive verb : to form poetry or as if from language robed in Swahili
transitive verb
1 : to cause a deep rumble trapped in whispers
2 : to make compositions made of letters, music or thoughts (as paper, cloth, or wood)
glued on a surface of linguistic texture


Kenny Goldsmith Interviewed

via Archinect:

The idea behind concrete poetry (and it's a very interesting idea) is that it emerges around the time of tendencies toward world languages--Esperanto say. And there is a utopian idea of concrete poetry, that says, imagine a poetry that transcends language, that is a visual poetry that can be understood with maybe a key of just one or two words, that can be understood by anybody anywhere around the world. Hence creating a truly global poetry movement and that is the kind of utopian--mid-century utopian idea behind concrete poetry. And it did in fact, people were able to write very simply and very visually using very few words.

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