Paul Siegell's wild life rifle fire proves, if proof were needed, that the electrifying art of Concrete Poetry is not dead!
Siegell's book-length carmen figuratum not only flashes the reader back to the heady first days of the Noigrandes Group in São Paulo and Eugen Gomringer's adventures in VisPo, but even further back to Medieval anagrams, Greek bucolic poems and Sumerian figure poems. Here we find DaDa dynamite and typographical talismans freshened by a poet whose native gifts imbue this exciting work with a whole new sense of "poetic object."
Siegell's haptic heroism compels the reader to re-examine the basic elements of a language that we too often taken for granted, in the process creating an energetic and always surprising work of both visual art and poetry. Not to be missed! —Vladimir Slender-Hedge
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By Paul Siegell
Feb 24, 2010
As a book-length poem, this is my most “poem could” offering to date, and also my most accessible. (Even my fiancée’s grandmother can hang with this one. She goes, “Oh my, yes, it’s very thought-provoking, artistic—but you’re still way too skinny.” Gotta love it.) Empowered by the Helvetica font and created entirely in Microsoft Word, no Photoshop toys or anything were used (I don’t know how.) Either way, it’s an eyeful for the mindful! "Go G / et 'er / tiGer"! SIGNED COPIES? Info here: http://paulsiegell.blogspot.com
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