Special Interest Item
Concrete Poetry --Sound Poetry --Performance Poetry --Documentation
Cobbing comments: "All the poems here perform exist also on the entire page, some almost like conventional poems, others in more graphic form. The shapes on the page help to suggest an interpretation. The interpretation, everytime, is spontaneous and flexible, and so, each time, different, according to who takes part, the mode of the moment, the audience or situation. These sound poems do not therefore, exist, in a single definitive form. Even the graphic interpretation is a variable. The poems are for participation, for living in, rather than for communication. They are for anyone to enter into and to enjoy doing so. The movement of the voice making the poem can be paralleled in movement of the body, making dance. The graphic design, the vocal pattern and the bodily movement are all the poem. Poetry is once again becoming a folk art. It is for everyone."