English 619:003 / Spring 2005 / Susan Tichy / George Mason University
|What to do before today:
A visual poem
What to read before today:
Drucker: Visual Performance of the Poetic Text
Translations (or transconstellations) of concrete poems from Cécilia Vicuña & Edwin Morgan's pamphlet palabrarmás / wurdwappinschaw.
Class Photocopies, Packet 1: continue reading the poems. Examples of American poets' responses to poems by Ernst Jandl are included in the packet of concrete & visual poems.
Ubuweb: continue browsing exhibits linked on last week's page, and read these essays:
Mary Ellen Solt: "A World Look at Concrete Poetry."
http://www.ubu.com/papers/solt/index.html Please read "Introduction," "Switzerland," and "Brazil." »»Optional: "Scotland," England," "United States"
Eugen Gomringer: "From Line to Constellation."
Noigandres Group: "Pilot Plan for Concrete Poetry."
»»Optional: Just about everything else on that page.
An Anthology of Concrete Poetry
Anthology of Concretism
Finlay / Abrioux:
What we'll do in class / what to bring:
Discuss Drucker & pin down the definition of "concrete poem" in the narrow sense, perform readings of concrete poems
MAKE: Verbo-visual syntax exercise, in groups
Workshop if time allows.
For Next Week:
A concrete poem