The New Concrete is a long-overdue survey of the rise of concrete poetry in the digital age, from Hayward Publishing.
The accessibility of digital text and image manipulation, modern print techniques and the rise of self-publishing have invigorated a movement that first emerged in an explosion of literary creativity during the 1950s and 1960s. This new volume is a highly illustrated overview of contemporary artists and poets working at the intersection of visual art and literature, producing some of the most engaging and challenging work in either medium.
Featuring an introductory essay by renowned American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and edited by celebrated poets Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe, The New Concrete is an indispensable introduction to the breadth of concrete poetry being produced today.
The New Concrete gathers work created since 2000 and includes new work by international concrete poets including Vito Acconci, Augusto de Campos, Henri Chopin, Paula Claire, Bob Cobbing, Ian Hamilton Finlay, as well as new work by Fiona Banner, Simon Barraclough, Michael Basinski, Erica Baum, Derek Beaulieu, Christian Bök, Pavel Büchler, Francesca Capone, Antonio Claudio Carvalho, Alec Finlay, Rachel E. Foster, S.J. Fowler, Philip Gallo, Scott Helmes, Henningham Family Press, James Hoff, Jenny Holzer, Geof Huth, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Sarah Kelly, Anatol Knotek, Márton Koppány, Richard Kostelanetz, Simon Lewty, Liliane Lijn, Tony Lopez, Rick Myers, Tom Phillips, Jörg Piringer, Robert Montgomery, Cia Rinne, Greg Thomas, Sue Tompkins, Nick Thurston, Barrie Tullett, André Vallias, Nico Vassilakis, Emmanuelle Waecklerlé, Sam Winston and others.
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