The Small Machine Talks with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl
Episode 41 – Visual Poetry – Part 1
Recorded on Sunday, March 3, 2019
In this episode we discuss visual poetry, its history, defining the genre, the question of meaning, reading, asemic writing, communication, universality, the role of visual poetry in politics and counterculture.
Here are some of the sources we quote from and refer to:
Karl Kempton’s “Visual Poetry: A Brief History of Ancestral Roots and Modern Traditions” http://glia.ca/conu/digitalPoetics/prehistoric-blog/wp-content/uploads/karl-kempton-visual-poetry-a-brief-introduction.pdf
Andrei Codrescu Against Meaning – interview with Lidia Vianu published in Desperado Essay Interviews
Cold Front Magazine’s Singular Vispo feature
Michael Winkler http://coldfrontmag.com/singular-vispo-first-encounters-part-9/
Connie Tettenborn http://coldfrontmag.com/singular-vispo-first-encounters-part-6/
The CanLit Guide to Visual Poetry and Experimentation
http://canlitguides.ca/canlit-guides-editorial-team/poetic-visuality-and-experimentation/visual art/conceptual art
What Kind of Sic Sense Is That – Gary Barwin interview with Amanda Earl in Jacket 2
Brick Books Celebration of Visual and Concrete Poetry
Stay tuned for Episode 42 – Visual Poetry Part 2 in which we discuss Amanda’s visual poetry practice, including her life’s work, the Vispo Bible.
Thanks to Charles Earl for processing, Jennifer Pederson for intro and outro, to listeners and all who share the podcast with fellow poetry enthusiasts.