Sunday, May 10, 2009

"from the back my cat," from a periodic table of the alphabet

from my 2003 chapbook, a periodic table of the alphabet.

I'm a bit skeptical of visual poetry that seeks to create a one-to-one correspondence between letterforms and objects, as it tends to be one dimensional*, however, sometimes it can be effective, a kind of bon mot, or in this case, a bon image or bon lettre. The above piece is a bit of children's (or childlike) vispo.

*"They said my writing was emotionally one dimensional. It hurt my feeling."

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