Eclipse - Concrete Poems
Paperback $19.99 - Bloomsbury
Poetry - Published: 3/Dec/2019 - ISBN: 9780714549149
In this volume of typographical poems, or "concrete poems", Alan Riddell weaves words and the very letters they're made of into shapes and patterns that heighten or, in some cases, completely undermine the professed message of the poems.
When Eclipse was first published in 1972, concrete poetry was still a relatively new art form, and this book was the first substantial one-man collection to be published in Britain. Now, almost fifty years since its inception, this volume provides a unique perspective on the cutting-edge technique. Alan Riddell (1927 77) was an Australian-born Scottish poet, artist and journalist who is mainly known for his concrete poems, as well as the Scottish poetry magazine he founded, Lines. His best-known books anthologies of works he produced are Eclipse and Typewriter Art. Provides a unique perspective on the cutting-edge technique of concrete poetry.
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