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FLOWERS IN CONCRETE.
(Bloomington, IN): Design Program, Fine Arts Department, Indiana University, (1966). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Limited to 100 numbered copies. Designed and printed by John Dearstyne. Prefatory comments by George Sadek, who noted that "it is sometimes difficult to draw a line between the contributions, as well as the final responsibilities, of the poet and the typographer." (Kathleen McCullough, Concrete Poetry: An Annotated International Bibliography (Troy, NY: Whitston Publishing Co., 1989), 592).The meaning of such poetry is "conceived by the poet and interpreted by the typographer" in a manner analogous "to the stage performance of a play." Poems printed from line cuts (type from photo compositor). The poet, Mary Ellen Solt (1920-2007), was well known for helping disseminate the art of concrete poetry, having begun to write it herself in the early 1960s. Important book. Pages French-fold.
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