Item #40202 An Anthology of Concrete Poetry. Emmett WILLIAMS.
An Anthology of Concrete Poetry.


An Anthology of Concrete Poetry.

NY: Something Else Press, 1967. First edition. Cloth. 342pp.

The first collection of importance to be published in America, assembling 77 poets from 20 countries and including a foreword by its editor, Emmett Williams (“one of the founders of the movement”), in which he provides a brief historical introduction and a partial definition of concrete as opposed to visual poetry.

Includes work by Ernst Jandl; Dom Sylvester Houédard; Ian Hamilton Finlay; Brion Gysin; Al Hansen; Edwin Morgan; Bob Cobbing; Mary Ellen Solt; Daniel Spoerri; Aram Saroyan; Diter Rot; Jackson Mac Low; Ladislav Novák; Václav Havel; Henri Chopin; Edgard Braga; Max Bense; Paul de Vree; Reinhard Döhl; Pierre Garnier; Åke Hodell; Kitasono Katue; Gerhard Rühm; Franz Mon; Jonathan Williams; Pedro Xisto; Cavan McCarthy; Hansjörg Mayer; Arigo Lora-Totino; Jirí Kolár; Carlo Belloli; Eugen Gomringer; H. C. Artmann; and many others, with capsule biographies of each poet.

Green top edges slightly stained, o/w Very Good plus (small mark to upper board) in dw. (spine panel slightly age-toned).