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from Apollinaire's Calligrammes

In July 2009, I began to explore mixing images with words, doing my own form of visual poetry, or VisPo. Visual poetry is a form of poetry that’s meant to be seen, where words and images perform a dialogue with each other and with the reader to make meaning. I wrote a short introduction to visual poetry for WoPoWriMo, giving examples of different forms of modern visual poetry: “Visual Poetry.” So far, creating VisPo has proved to be fun, interesting, and very rewarding.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2011 11:00 am

    Like it!
    I’m also experimenting with words. Yes , it is VisPo fun!

    • June 7, 2011 5:01 pm

      That’s wonderful!! I sneaked a peek at your site. Love what you’re doing with your VisPo. Do you also call it concrete poetry? I’m always interested how some poets make that distinction, sometimes owning both terms, sometimes not. I need to go back to your site and enjoy some more…

  2. November 19, 2011 10:50 am

    Still not sure I have a good answer to your question 🙂 My VisPo experiments lead to multiple layers and to some frustration. I am back to the “paper and pencil” laboratory.

    • November 27, 2011 8:34 am

      I’m familiar with that feeling of frustration. Paper and pencil sounds awesome. Nothing has ever been so satisfying for me in the aesthetic feeling of the process as that.

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