Concrete Poetry

Concrete Poetry, a genre that utilizes the semantic, visual, and phonetic elements of language as raw materials to arrange words in space. It was also an historic art movement that was popularized throughout the 1950’s – 70’s in many separate places simultaneously throughout the world.

See collection of concrete poetry on Are.na.
View Concrete Poetry Lecture PDF.


now-now
Now Now by Carl Andre, 1967
heap
A Heap of Language by Robert Smithson, 1966
rain
Il Pluet by Guillaume Apollinaire and Giorgio De Chirico, 1930
rain-new
Natalie Czech
horizon
Ian Hamilton Finlay
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Apfel, an adaptation by Johannes Auer, 1965

Updated on July 06, 2016