Saturday, January 23, 2016

Singular Vispo :: First Encounters Part 6, edited by Nico Vassilakis

Singular Vispo :: First Encounters Part 6, edited by Nico Vassilakis
Was there an experience, a specific interaction with visual poetry that infected your brain, made you see language differently or drew you toward exploring vispo further? Is there a vispoem that captured your imagination. What piece first awakened in you the possibility of a visual alphabet/language alternative? That was the general question posed and here are the results. Though this query is overly reductive, the poets were kind enough to choose, for the most part, a singular vispoem as example of this phenomenon. The over forty posts will be rolled out in groups of five each. Enjoy!

Karl Kempton / on Seiich Niikuni
W. Mark Sutherland / on Augusto de Campos
Vittore Baroni / on Tom Phillips
Tim Gaze / on Jim Leftwich
Connie Tettenborn / on Derek Beaulieu