UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Visual Poetry: A Web Guide


For a brief bibliography of critical approaches to this material, as well as modernist viusal poems see Drucker and "Poetry Plastique" in the Textual Conditions syllabus

Pre-modernist Precedents:

EHON: The Artist and the Book in Japan

Bodleain Illuminated Ms collection

UVA Blake and the Blake Digital Text Project

Modernist precedents:
French Book Art Show NYPL 2006

  • Russian avant-garde books (Getty collection of digized books)

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    Apollinaire, Calligrammes: Poems of Peace and War 1913-1916 (1918): "La Colombe Poignardée et le jet d’eauat" & "Lettre Ocean"; see others at UBU, but esp. "Il Pleut"

    Emil Bønnelycke (Danish, 1893 -1953): New York

    Blaise Cendrars, "Prose of the Transiberian" in PM1; see image of work (painting by Sonia Delaunay): detail (or see Penn library images)

    Guy Debord / Asper Jorn: Memories

    Max Ernst,
    La femme 100 têtes
    A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil / Reve d'une petite fIlle qui voulut enterer au carmel) / 1930

    Kamensky, Tango with Cows (show) + (full book, pdf, 1914):     pdf

    Stephan Mallarmé, Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard (web versions French & English)

    Images (Penn only: off campus requires you to log in, then refresh): "Parole in Liberta" (1915) also nonrestricted gif, "Vive La France," study/drawing for "Vive La France", " Zang Tumb Tuuum (see Wiki on this work)
    Futurist time line the gang

    Mayakovsky images (Penn only): "A Tragedy"; Mayokvsky cover; Dliagolosa (For the Voice) by Mayakovsky (1923)

    Francis Picabia

    Liabov Popova (1889-1924): Constructivist Composition,  Linear Composition, "Spatial Force Construction"

    Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956), Cigarette ad;  "Better Pacifiers There Have Never Been"; Mayakvoksky ad for cookies; portrait of Mayakovsky


    Contemporary

    Collections:


    Emmett Williams, ed. Anthology of Concrete Poetry
    Milton Kolonsky, ed. Talking Pictures
    Ubuweb
    Concrete Poetry Web Index by Michael P. Garofalo
    Some Concete poems by Gombringer, etc; more via Rothenberg
    Typewriter Art, ed. Alan Riddel
    The Last VizPo Anthology, ed.Nico Vassalakis

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    Jay Sanders and Charles Bernstein, ed. Poetry Plastique
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    Typebound
    , catalog of Univ. of Southern Florida exhiti of Ruth and Marvin Sackner collection of book are and typerwriter poems, curated by Craig Sapir  & Theo Lotz (2009) (pdf)

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    Granary Books exhibit at Smith College

  • Craig Saper's intro to visual poetry at Coldfront

    Artists:

    Arakawa / Gins: "Memory of Meaning" , Mechanism of Meaning

    Wallace Berman, Untitled (Music), 1974; letraset

    Guy Debord and Asger Jorn, Mémoires & Fin de Copenhague (1957)

    Haroldo de Campos, Three concrete poems at UBU (also: De Campos: Selection of Poems; Charles Bernstein on de Campos, Roland Greene on de Campos,  "Circulado," text with music by Caetano Veloso)

    Léon Ferrari, "Caligramas," based on Bonvicino's 33 Poemas
    detail of painting

    Madeline Gins, from Word Rain (page with thumb)

    Eugen Gombringer


    Ian Hamilton Finlay: "AEIOBlue", "Even- ing Will Come"

    Robert Grenier: Greetings and Pond

    Susan Howe: from Thorow

    Ronald Johnson: from Ark

    Joseph Kosuth: variations

    d.a. levy (1942-1968), Tibetan Stoboscope (1968); about this work; more works

    Steve McCaffery, Carnival: sight and sound (see IV. items 4 & 5, text and sound)
    full books at Coach House

    Colin McCahon (New Zealand 1919-1887):
    Search for these titles under the titles or series.
    Numerals: "Numerals""Numbers" "Teaching Aids" "Walk with me" "Song of the shining cuckoo--a poem"
    Letters: "I Am" "Angels and bed[H]""The days and nights in the wilderness" [I & T]
    Poems: "The Lark's Song""Poems 1-3"
    "Elias Triptych" "Grant us...", "Am I Scared""I applied my name" "I te puke" "In my dark winter", "In the courtyard" "Nouns & verbs" "O let us weep" "Open door"

    Tom Phillips, Humament home page

    Bern Porter: four books from the 1960s; Bern Porter web; Jena Osman on Porter

    Décio Pignatari, "Bebe Coca-Cola";
    other poems at UBU

    Jaume Plensa

    Beatrice Riese, Paperworks

    Aram Saroyan: "crickets","m", "eyeye"

    Mary Ellen Solt, "Forsythia," "waterefall" (1973)and more at UBU

    David Smith, "The Letter" (1950)

    Robert Smithson, "A Heap of Language" (1966); commentary by Richard Sieburth

    Richard Tuttle & Charles Bernstein, "With Strings"

    Xu Bing: "Art for the People" & "New English Caligraphy" (Square word calligraphy), "Your Surname Please"

    Artist's Book:
    Buzz Spector
    Johanna Drucker
    Susan Bee

    Artist's Books on-line
  • Nico Vassilikis's selections:

    Collections

     

    The First Asemic Exhibit in Russia

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/30488056/The-First-Asemic-Exhibit-in-Russia-2010

     
    Visual Poetry in the Avant Writing Collection

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/215923713/Visual-Poetry-in-the-Avant-Writing-Collection

     

    Light & Dust Anthology

    http://www.thing.net/~grist/l&d/lighthom.htm

     

    Women of Visual Poetry

    http://www.thevolta.org/ewc33-jsmith-intro-p1.html

     

    Five Chilean Visual Poets

    http://jacket2.org/feature/chilean-visual-poetry

     

    Antologia Boek Visual

    http://boek861.blog.com.es/disp/bloglist/62628/

     

    Spidertangle: The Book

    http://spidertangle.net/the_book/index.html

     

    American Avant Garde

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/142415655/American-Avant-Garde

     

    The Sackner Archive

    http://ww3.rediscov.com/sacknerarchives/Welcome.aspx

     

    Ten Turkish Visual Poets

    http://www.trickhouse.org/vol15/door_08_nicovassilakis/tenturkishvispo.html

     

    VispoGuide

    http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~blc35/final/poets.html

     

    Presses

    redfoxpress

    http://www.redfoxpress.com/dada.html

     

    Xexoxial Editions

    http://xexoxial.org/is/books

     

    Luna Bisonte Prods

    http://www.johnmbennett.net/new-luna-bisonte-prods/

     

    Runaway Spoon Press

    http://www.irvingweiss.net/catalogue.html

     

    Magazines

     

    ffooom

    http://issuu.com/ffooom/docs/ffooom

     

    Renegade

    http://visualpoetryrenegade.blogspot.com/

     

    The Bleed

    http://issuu.com/avantexte/docs/the-bleed-year-one

     

    Asemic Magazine

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/82862141/asemic-magazine-3

     

    COLDFRONT

    http://coldfrontmag.com/category/vispo/

     

    Poets

     

    Daniel f. Bradley

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/28801361/The-White-Whitch

     

    John M. Bennett

    http://issuu.com/boek861/docs/john_m.bennett

     

    Rosaire Appel

    http://issuu.com/rappel/docs/asemicmaifun

     

    Satu Kaikkonen

    http://issuu.com/satukaikkonen/docs/musiker

    Geof Huth

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/52343429/Huth-vision-exterpreting-the-phaistos-disk

     

    Scott Helmes

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/31849907/RAPHIC

     

    Marton Koppany

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/187963281/The-Book-of-Question-mark-s

     

    K.S. Ernst

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/47754038/Sequencing-by-K-S-Ernst

     

    mIEKAL aND

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/48004803/The-Babylon-Ministry-of-Misinformation-by-mIEKAL-aND

     

    Donato Mancini

    http://eclipsearchive.org/projects/ligature/