I'm currently envisioning it as a 200-page book, tentatively titled "A Survey of the Territory." These pages will most likely be tweaked and/or re-sequenced before publication.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Closed Caption, visual poem by Damian Lopes, from The Last Vispo
Very soon, Fantagraphics will publish The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998 - 2008 edited by Crag Hill & Nico Vassilakis. The editors' site. Fantagraphics page.
It includes 143 contributors from 23 countries. Many of the visual poems use elements of comics, or bear a family resemblance to comics: works by David Ostrem, Bill DiMichele, Jim Leftwich, Gary Barwin, Serge Segay, & a collab between Marc Bell & Jason McLean come to mind.
Troylloyd/Troy Lloyd & I from the Abstract Comics anthology are also in this one.
Unlike comics, the majority of visual poems are single page works. Everything happens in the space of a single page. Sequence is the order of where you focus your eyes as you "drink" the contents of a visual poem.
I suggest that reading visual poetry is helpful to developing visual literacy.