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concrete poetry (KON-kreet PO-i-tree, kon-KREET -) noun
Poetry that employs physical arrangement of words or letters on a page for
visual effect to add to the meaning of the poem.
[From either Portuguese poesia concreta or German konkrete Dichtung.]
"He (Bob Cobbing) was drawn to concrete poetry's ability to operate on the
margins of language." Bob Cobbing (obituary); The Times (London, UK); Nov 7,
"The main work is a series of three dozen extraordinary fabric collages, or
miniquilts, stitched from clothing labels. Ms. (Berty) Skuber began by using
labels from her own clothes, but most have been contributed by friends and
strangers around the world who heard about her project. It is both an
international collaboration and a labor-intensive species of concrete
poetry, minutely composed but random, personal but unsentimental." Art
Guide; The New York Times; Nov 1, 2002.
Examples of concrete poetry.
This week's theme: words to describe poetic forms.
Of course, it's possible to love a human being -- if you don't know them too
well. -Charles Bukowski, writer (1920-1994)