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Pattern Poetry: Guide to an Unknown Literature
Pattern Poetry: Guide to an Unknown Literature

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Manufacturer: SUNY Press
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author(s): Dick Higgins

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780887064142
ISBN: 9780887064142
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: SUNY Press
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Manufacturer: SUNY Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 284
Publication Date: 1987-07-01
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 1987-07-01
Studio: SUNY Press
Editorial Review:
Pattern poetry―poetry from before 1900 that fuses literature and visual art―has existed since the times of ancient Crete and Egypt. Less well known than modern visual poetry, pattern poetry has been produced in most European and American literatures, and, as close analogues, in many oriental literatures.

This book tells the history of pattern poetry, documenting and classifying more than 2,000 works. Illustrations of each major genre of pattern poem are included. The book also explores related forms, such as graphic music notations, shaped prose, sound poetry, and poetic labyrinths, to name a few. A glossary, essays by two world authorities on the oriental analogues to the pattern poem, and the first full bibliography on pattern poetry complete the work. With this book, Dick Higgins has provided an indispensable tool for opening up the area of pattern poetry to the scholar and the lay reader alike, bringing order to what has been an obscure and confusing area, and delighting the eye and mind by casting light on these forgotten treasures.
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