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The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century edited by Victoria Bean & Chris McCabe (Hayward Publishing)

This sumptuously designed, colourful and beguiling anthology begins with a compendium of quotations on the nature of concrete poetry from poets past and present. The Bolivian poet, Eugen Gomringer, sums up the spirit of the early concrete movement: ‘The purpose of reduced language is not the reduction of language itself but the achievement of greater flexibility and freedom of communication. 698 more words


The Reading List, Week 8 - McCabe, Hopkins, Skinner, Sawkins

All the National Poetry Day euphoria over with and I’m back into the swing of The Reading List this week, and some wonderful reading to report on. 914 more words


Concrete Mixer

Edwin Morgan Shows-Off

Edwin Morgan shows-off
His poetic range
With a number of poems
From pattern poems
Through to poems of

found on Poetry Library News, 8 August 2015


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. 211 more words


Daisy by Chris McCabe

“Maybe Dadda needs these for his poems”
the Boy says & picks three flecked pink.
The insides are SM58 microphones, yellow,
the one-two sound-check explodes in white… 74 more words


More from Tears in the Fence Poetry Festival

The latest footage from Andrew is of Jennifer K.Dick, introduced by David Caddy, and Chris McCabe.

… a tour de force of explorative poetry … intense and exhilarating …


Axis is

As far as contemporary poets go, I think that Chris McCabe is quickly becoming one of my favourites. Following a short intro, McCabe goes into a wonderful reading of his poem, Axis is, which was written about the July 7th bombings in London. 45 more words