An Anthology Of Concrete Poetry

Ed Emmett Williams

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ISBN 9780985136437

Idea Code 14391

Edited by Emmett Williams, this anthology gives a fascinating and comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of Concrete poetry, which rose to prominence in the 1950s. This style of poetry, in which visual elements are as important as the text, developed as a new mentality took hold, fusing the values of earlier modes and establishing a movement based on interrelationships. Its typographical arrangement of words conveys the intended effect as much as the conventional elements of poetry. The volume (a reprint of the 1967 edition from Something Else Press) includes pioneering works by Eugen Gomringer and the Noigandres Group, plus second generation poets like Hansjörg Mayer, Mary Ellen Solt and more.

350 p, ills bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, English