Material Poetry of the Renaissance / The Renaissance of Material Poetry. Roland Greene, ed.

Material Poetry of the Renaissance / The Renaissance of Material Poetry

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Library, 1992. First edition. Soft cover. Harvard Library Bulletin, new series, Summer 1992 (vol. 3, no. 2). 104p, many ills. Very good (upper corners lightly bumped). Item #30980

Record of a pioneering student exhbition. Introduction by Greene, interview with Brazilian poet and critic Augusto de Campos, Charles Perrone on Brazilian concrete poetry, Marjorie Perloff on Johanna Drucker's Herstory, and recent graduate Kevin Young on N.H. Pritchard's The Matrix. The 43 catalogue entries were written by the students, who also included Devon Eastland. Young is now the poetry editor of The New Yorker and the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture; Eastland is now a senior specialist in early printed books at Swann Galleries. In his introduction Harvard librarian Kenneth E. Carpenter noted, "To offer a course in concrete poetry was adventuresome for the instructor, and it was daring of the students to take it. No mere careerists they!"

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