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Publish 12 months note: Konfessions of an Elizabethan Fan Dancer is Nichol's first actual e-book. initially released in England by way of Bob Cobbing in 1967, after which in Canada in 1973 through Nelson Ball's Weed/Flower Press, it's been unavailable for a dog's age.
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Better get away your sledgehammer – it's time for a bit concrete! Concrete poetry, that's. Concrete what? good, it's poetry that's much like paintings – its that means comes from what it feels like rather than the order of the phrases, so it's jam-packed with nice visible puns and note puzzles. And one in every of its best practitioners is bpNichol, one in all Canada's top experimental writers.

This new version, curated by way of poet and antiquarian bookseller Nelson Ball, redresses this improper. one of many few Nichol books that's devoted totally to concrete poetry, Konfessions is, like several of Nichol's paintings, playful, honest, explorative, clever and human.

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Concrete poetry at its top is a contemplative poetry, permitting the author and the reader to think about visible, aural and literal meanings jointly. Nichol has said that his ear for the tune in poetry used to be finely tuned by means of the adventure of writing concrete. His adventure with concrete had a profound effect, at once, and ultimately by way of sensitization, on his later poetry and prose. From concrete poetry, Nichol moved to innovations in visible and aural composition that move and mix genres and media. Nichol’s interviews give you the top observation on his concrete poetry and on its relation to his improvement as a author and to his later writing. an inventory of interviews is given on the finish of this e-book. In getting ready for this advent, I learn all of Nichol’s contributions of poems to periodicals released from 1964 via 1968. i've got appended an inventory of them with reviews and observations. i'm thankful for the chance to edit this variation of Konfessions. the choice by way of trainer condo Books to reprint Konfessions of an Elizabethan Fan Dancer rectifies an important deficit in Nichol’s on hand paintings. Nelson Ball Konfessions of an Elizabethan Fan Dancer (1973) TO ISLANDS ROWBOATS STAND ON† Pome in 5 components The go back of the Repressed the kid in Me desktop Riddle Poem† The Evening’s Ritual 21 st Birthday Pome† The Necklace Plan for a Double Monument Cycle #5 no longer WHAT THE SIREN SANG yet WHAT THE FRAG MENT Pome for Kenneth Patchen Cycle #22 the top of the Affair Vowelgrrgyrations on a subject matter of James Reaney’s† Cycle #23 Cycle #27† Christine’s Washday Fish Pome Counting the methods Christian move #4 for e e cummings specific Window on My Soul Blues Cycle #37 Easter Pome renowned music Homage to Edmund Bergler Early Morning: June 23 Lament of a Poet with a Bankrupt mind's eye Tribute to Vasarely to islands rowboats stand on Pome in 5 components The go back of the Repressed the kid in Me, machine Riddle Poem The Evening’s Ritual 21 st Birthday Poem The Necklace Plan for a Double Monument Cycle #5 no longer WHAT THE SIREN SANG yet WHAT THE FRAG MENT for margaret avison Pome for Kenneth Patchen Cycle #22 the tip of the Affair Vowelgrrgyrations on a topic of James Reaney’s Cycle #23 Cycle #27 Christine’s Washday Fish Pome Counting the methods Christian move #4 for e e cummings specific Window on My Soul Blues Cycle #37 Easter Pome renowned track Homage to Edmund Bergler Early Morning: June 23 Lament of a Poet with a Bankrupt mind's eye Tribute to Vasarely from Konfessions of an Elizabethan Fan Dancer (1967) precarious poem Pome in 5 components The go back of the Repressed the kid in Me Bouquet for Dace The Evening’s Ritual letter to a family member The Necklace ancient Implications of Turnips Cycle #5 no longer WHAT THE SIREN SANG yet WHAT THE FRAG MENT Pome for Kenneth Patchen Cycle #22 Plan for a Double Monument excessive Coo the tip of the Affair Christine’s Washday Cycle #23 Fish Pome Counting the methods Christian pass #4 for e e cummings specific Window on My Soul Blues Cycle #37 Easter Pome well known music Homage to Edmund Bergler Early Morning: June 23 Lament of a Poet with a Bankrupt mind's eye Tribute to Vasarely Bouquet for Dace letter to a family member historic Implications of Turnips excessive Coo Editor’s Notes The book’s commitment to Bob Cobbing is from the 1973 version.

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