December 18, 2008

JESSY RANDALL: “I first discovered poetry comics when I inventoried Kenneth Koch’s papers for the New York Public Library in 1995. Koch had done hundreds of poetry comics, some of which were later published in The Art of the Possible (Soft Skull Press, 2004). I loved the idea of these ‘comics mainly without pictures,’ as Koch described them, and tried to make a few of my own. Some, like these two, were also influenced by Lewis Carroll’s Symbolic Logic (Macmillan, 1896).”

Poetry Comic #1

Poetry Comic #2

from Rattle #29, Summer 2008
Tribute to Visual Poetry

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