The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Online Reading Group). A Poetry School course with Chris McCabe and Victoria Bean

The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Online Reading Group)

Understanding visual poetry gives all poets an understanding of the essential but often hidden details of how poems work. This online reading course invites you to immerse yourself in the world of 21st century visual poetry with the editors of The New Concrete (Hayward Publishing) a major new anthology of this genre. Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe have worked with over 100 artists over a two year period and will instigate discussion around the new approaches, ideas and techniques being used in visual poetry. You will get the chance to explore new work being created at the intersection of visual art and literature and see how digital text, image manipulation, modern printing and the Internet has re-energised an approach poetry inspired by the original concrete poetry movement. You will further understand how the phoneme can be used for syntactic play and for sound effect, how the poem can catch the eye before it is read, how white space is the basis for the essence of a poem and can be seen as part of its cohesive whole, and how all poems in their spacing, breathing, line breaks and stanza shapes are in fact ‘visual’ and can be expressed in multiple ways.


Type: Interactive Online Course
Level: Open to all
Location: Poetry School Online


Start date: Tuesday 15th Sep 2015
Session times: Ten sessions.
Full cost:£20.00

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