Friday, July 15, 2022

Cleveland Concrete

Check out this karl kempton essay elucidating some important Cleveland history in the field of concrete poetry.

"This article brings to light a group of individuals in Cleveland, Ohio out of which came the first American anthology of concrete poetry, cleveland concrete," published by rjs in 1966.

Read the entire piece at

An example of concrete poetry by Russell Atkins
(image courtesy of Aldon Nielsen's blog)

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau