“Space Monkey” by David Alpaugh

DAVID ALPAUGH: “I’m attracted to poetry by its thrilling language—the electricity generated by the A & B of metaphor ‘running beautiful together.’ Visual poetry increases the voltage, counterpointing the poem’s words with a third dimension that commands the eye and affords the complex pleasure of a triple-read. The circular, vortex-driven background of ‘Space Monkey’ forces the outwardthrusting text downward and into orbit around the photo of a nebula that looks suspiciously like a human eye.”

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from Rattle #29, Summer 2008
Tribute to Visual Poetry

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