keskiviikkona, tammikuuta 04, 2006

Talking visual poetics

The always informative, always insightful, Geof Huth writes:
These poems don't work in the clean orderly way we expect a poem to work: Here's a work; read it. Instead, we need to allow our eyes to dance over the surface of the poem, our minds to gather impressions and realize a poem with the words and wordshapes available. These poems are truly poems, more so than the wordless visual poems around us. They are assemblages of words broken into pieces for a heightened sense of language and meaning.
As his title says, Geof's talking about "Not Wordlessness but a Tendency towards Illegibility" among visual poetry in general, but, the way I see it, he could be talking about my pursuits, too.