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“Concrete Poetry isn't one kind yet a cluster of chances, all falling within the Intermedium among semantic poetry, calligraphic and typographic poetry, and sound poetry.

It first crystalized out of those past modes within the early Nineteen Fifties within the works of such humans as Eugen Gomringer (CH), Carlo Belloli (IT), Dieter Rot (IS), Öyvind Fahlström (SW), the Noigandres staff (Haroldo and Augusto de Campos, Décio Pignatari and others, BR), Carlfriedrich Claus (GDR), Gerhard Rühm, Friedrich Achleitner and H.C. Artmann (AT), Daniel Spoerri and Claus Bremer (DE), and Emmett Williams (US, then residing in DE). in recent times a moment new release of significant figures have additional to the move, together with such humans as Hansjörg Mayer (DE), Ladislav Novák and Jiří Kolář (CZ), Edwin Morgan and Ian Hamilton Finlay (SC), Bob Cobbing (EN), bp Nichol (CA), Mary Ellen Solt and Jonathan Williams (US), Pierre and Ilse Garnier (FR), Seiichi Niikuni and Kitasono Katue (JP) and lots of others.

The actual fact of the looks of parallel paintings roughly independently in such a lot of nations and languages exhibits one of many exact elements of the flow, particularly its resource being within the improvement of a brand new mentality within which values turn into fused and inter-relationships demonstrated on a extra advanced simple than used to be the case within the purer, prior modes of poetry.”

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Vuelan en la arana gris, siete pajaros del prisma. La iglesia grune a lo lejos como un oso panza arriba. jQue bien borda! jCon que gracia Sobre la tela pajiza, ella quisiera bordar flores de su fantasia. jQue girasol! jQue magnolia de lentejuelas y cintas! jQue azafranes y que lunas, en el mantel de la misa! Cinco toronjas se endulzan en la cercana cocina. Las cinco llagas de Cristo cortadas en Almeria. Por los ojos de la monja galopan dos caballistas. Un rumor ultimo y sordo le despega la camisa, y al mirar nubes y montes en las yertas lejanias, se quiebn su corazon de azucar y yerbaluisa.

Magnolia with spangles & ribbons! What crocuses & moonflowers! in the altar-cloth for the mass. 5 grapefruit are ripening in the kitchen close by . 5 wounds of the Christ cut open in Almeria. Through the nun's eyes, a pair of bandits gallop . A rustling, final & thin, escapes the starched fichu, 6 to see clouds & mountains in the motionless distances, the heart twists in itself sugar & yerbaluisa . What an exalted flatland, high with 20 gold suns above it! What rivers of foot-tracks her mind caught glimmering of!

A rustling, final & thin, escapes the starched fichu, 6 to see clouds & mountains in the motionless distances, the heart twists in itself sugar & yerbaluisa . What an exalted flatland, high with 20 gold suns above it! What rivers of foot-tracks her mind caught glimmering of! But she continues with her flowers . Footloose in the breeze, the lumina plays at chess high on the window blind . Cancion de las Siete Doncellas (Teoria del arco iris) Cantan las siete doncellas. ) Alma con siete voces las siete doncellas.

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