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Mary Ellen Solt (1920-2007)

Concrete poetry is poetry whose visual appearance matches the topic of the poem.  Mary Ellen Solt began writing concrete poetry in the 60’s and became a leader of this movement.  Her work was most notably poems in the shape of flowers such as “Forsythia”, “Lilac” and “Geranium”. Her visual poetry formed by letters and words has influenced many of todays’s typography designs.  Her book, “Concrete Poetry: A World View“, can be read on ubu.com.

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