Nyein Way Poems
What Is Conceptual Poetry?
(Q) what is conceptual poetry? some notes from the conference 2008
tags: Bernadette Mayer, conceptual poetry, Kenneth Goldsmith, Laynie Brown
INTRO: I spent the last few days at the Conceptual Poetry & Its Others conference in Tucson. (I was definitely one of the others.)
To those uninitiated, a conceptual poem has a 'concept' or idea behind it which often and typically supercedes other 'aesthetic' notions imposed upon a work by writers. These ideas often take the form of a contraint, for example to type every word and punctuation and mark on the page of ...
Whirling Twists Of Life
Noting the unseen but known imagination
My life takes nothing meaningful except honest trying or challenging
Proofs damaged by restless imagination
Windy leaves falling from the sky
Touching the emotion of ground You 'd better take your creative
Journey into the soul of a tree grown out of