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 ...
Crushed silence dissolving into the milestone of the whole truth
Recognition of emarald paddy fields
River is river
Roads are roads
The path to the path to the path to the path
No shortcut to enlightened
iIlogical contexts creation of meanings
Blue fields in the photographic image of the play-world