I found these collages on my computer, but cannot find the source. Could they be by illustrator Serge Bloch?
Archive for the ‘concrete poetry’ Category
Beautiful mail art by Nancy Bell Scott | The Letter Project.
This is such a sweet project from a primary school in Germany. The children used a poem about winter by Josef Guggenmos as inspiration. A copy of the poem was glued onto a piece of paper and painted over with water colours. The poem was partially covered with opaque white. It gives the impression of snow softly covering the poem. The children only left those words and sentences they liked in particular. This reminds me of Austin Kleon’s blackout poems, these, in contrast are whiteout poems. You can see the entire series here: “Ich male mir den Winter”
Here are instruction by ms art for work in the classroom: making collages of words out of images on my artful nest: word collage.
Two books I came across recently, online, but have not held in my hand. They both look interesting in their own way.
2. Concrete poetry book “wild life rifle fire” by Paul Siegell. You can get a signed copy here: http://paulsiegell.blogspot.com/
I discovered this multidirectional poem by Amelia Walker – it can be read left to right or down the columns on the first issue of verbeatehim. It is called “garden”.
Through her website I found out that she also does poetry and performance workshops with children and it seems she has great ideas. I wonder how the poetry pets work. Here is also a neat little warm up exercise for writing poetry with children: