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“Concrete Poetry isn't really one kind yet a cluster of chances, all falling within the Intermedium among semantic poetry, calligraphic and typographic poetry, and sound poetry.

It first crystalized out of those previous modes within the early Nineteen Fifties within the works of such humans as Eugen Gomringer (CH), Carlo Belloli (IT), Dieter Rot (IS), Öyvind Fahlström (SW), the Noigandres team (Haroldo and Augusto de Campos, Décio Pignatari and others, BR), Carlfriedrich Claus (GDR), Gerhard Rühm, Friedrich Achleitner and H.C. Artmann (AT), Daniel Spoerri and Claus Bremer (DE), and Emmett Williams (US, then residing in DE). lately a moment new release of significant figures have extra to the move, together with such humans as Hansjörg Mayer (DE), Ladislav Novák and Jiří Kolář (CZ), Edwin Morgan and Ian Hamilton Finlay (SC), Bob Cobbing (EN), bp Nichol (CA), Mary Ellen Solt and Jonathan Williams (US), Pierre and Ilse Garnier (FR), Seiichi Niikuni and Kitasono Katue (JP) and plenty of others.

The actual fact of the looks of parallel paintings kind of independently in such a lot of nations and languages shows one of many detailed features of the stream, specifically its resource being within the improvement of a brand new mentality within which values develop into fused and inter-relationships verified on a extra complicated simple than was once the case within the purer, prior modes of poetry.”

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70 And the business of family consultation isn’t over yet. ’] I adopted with a slight change but am rather uncertain whether I may not change back again. What you said of the foggy opening of Nocturn [‘Love’s Nocturne’] induced me to restore a second stanza which I had cut out in printing it, in case this might make things any clearer. I have also added three stanzas towards the close of this poem to develop the sudden flight of the bogy on finding another bogy by the girl’s bed, which seemed funkyish though of course the right thing if she was already in love.

John Conington, ‘A Liberal Education’, Contemporary Review (January 1868); in Miscellaneous Writings, ed John Addington Symonds (2 vols, Longmans, Green, London, 1872), I. 449–478. For Symonds, see The Memoirs of John Addington Symonds, ed and intro Phyllis Grosskurth (Hutchinson, London, 1984), and the discussion in ‘Selving’, Ch 6, below. indd 23 5/11/2011 11:39:11 PM 24 So Far as The Words Are Concerned what Auden thinks follows from all that boyish classicizing clearly does not. Not even in the case of Swinburne.

And he ends up as snugly embedded as anyone could be in the London literary world, becoming the great promoter of Hardy and Kipling and Yeats 65 For Ellen Johnston, see H Gustav Klaus, Ellen Johnston and Working-Class Poetry in Victorian Scotland (Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 1998). Some of her poems are in the copious anthology Working-Class Women Poets in Victorian Britain, informatively edited by Florence S Boos (Broadview Press, Toronto, 2008). indd 32 5/11/2011 11:39:12 PM Words, Words, Words and More Words 33 and HG Wells and Robert Louis Stevenson and JM Barrie in his National Observer magazine of the early 1890s.

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