Tag Archives: Concrete Poetry

Cthulhu Word Puzzle – Or Is It Concrete Poetry?

The puzzle: how many times does the word “Cthulhu” appear in the square? There is more than one correct answer, depending on what rules you use.  The rules are (pick one): 1) All the letters for each instance of “CTHULHU … Continue reading

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Cthulhu In Portland Cement, Fixed On The Page

For about ten years now I’ve been quietly thinking about writing an experimental Lovecraftian novel.  Around a year ago I began making notes and drafting short prose bits towards this project.  Until today, it’s been pretty much a secret, but … Continue reading

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America, I’m Sick Like Worms In My Belly: Two 1960s Concrete Poems and One Prose Fragment

Today I was looking through my files for a poem I wrote in 1969 and came across a couple of examples of my Concrete Poetry and an odd prose fragment.  The first of these, “ode to the sun” is missing … Continue reading

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Taunting, twisting, wretching – concrete poetry from Wraethrom Chapter 11

This concrete poem immediately follows the last image I posted from my 1960s experimental novel, Wraethrom.  Of course, this was written before the advent of home computers, all in one draft, on a typewriter, on the fly.

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Concrete Poetry: Looking Through Old Boxes of Obsolete Articles — a clipping from my novel Wraethrom

It’s been quite a while since I posted any images from Wraethrom, the experimental / concrete poetry novel I wrote in the mid- 1960s.  Here’s a bit taken from Chapter 11:  

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Experimental Poet F. A. Nettelbeck

Here’s a great piece on poet F. A. Nettelbeck by Stephen Kessler.  He sees in Nettelbeck what I saw: a unique literary genius hidden under a rough exterior.  Link: http://www.santacruz.com/news/2011/01/24/f._a._nettelbeck_outlaw_poet It’s been a little over two years since F. A. … Continue reading

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Enormous Vegetables Unharvested Lay Rotting Fungus Spread – Concrete Poetry from my 1960s Experimental Novel

This clipping is from chapter 10 of Wraethrom, my experimental novel written in the mid to late 1960s.  This is a mix of what I have been calling surreal prose poetry and the shaped text of concrete poetry.  I’m not … Continue reading

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