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March 14-15 2013 (Event #15 & 16), Two events with the Poetry Center, San Francisco:
The Last VisPo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998–2008,
with editors Crag Hill & Nico Vassilakis, and guests
Thursday MAR 14: 4:30 pm @ the Poetry Center, HUM 512, SFSU
Friday MAR 15: 7:00 pm @ Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco
The Last Vispo Anthology has three purposes: to document the recent upsurge in visual poetry, to make visual poetry available to a wider audience, and to be used as a pedagogical tool in poetry and art curriculum at the secondary and post-secondary level. This anthology is global in scope with 130 contributors from over twenty countries, with proportionally more women …
Image: “Mon Amour” by Satu Kaikkonen
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If the work’s creator says it is, and if the editors accept it, then it is visual poetry, and I agree. This is my thought process while I am doing a close reading of the women’s pages; surely these are my own interpretations. The titles may give me insight into …
An expressed intent of this anthology is introducing visual poetry to a new audience. In the spirit of this purpose, the following overview is addressed to individuals with no or little exposure to the historical streams leading to the contemporary expression named visual poetry. To master an art form, knowing its history is common sense; not knowing, one is condemned …
Photos of the event:…
Editors Crag Hill and Nico Vassilakis present, with contributor/essayist James Yeary, a cut-up of words from essays from the anthology at the Avant Writing Symposium in 2010 at Ohio State University:
On April 23, 2010, Hungarian visual poet Márton Koppány curated an exhibition of selected works from the anthology in downtown Budapest at the Ráday Könyvesház Cultural Center. The show displayed 52 prints on A4 paper. Its opening event inaugurated an international poetry festival drawing visitors from all over Central and Eastern Europe.
Artists & Their Works