Poetry Drawing Heavily On The Work Of BpNichols, And Informed By Contemporary Visual Art Practices, LIGATURES Is Unafraid To Wallow In The Vernacular Of Popular Culture Sophisticated, Irreverent Humor Marks This Debut Volume Of Concrete Poetry From Donato Mancini In A Parody Of Literary Modernism, LIGATURES Embraces Both Visual And Verabal Beauty Each Piece Intentionally Echoes Themes And Concerns From Its Fellows, Creating A Visual And Thematic Dialogue Between Works. i saw a copy of this book last nite during dinner w some writers it s exquisitethe layouts were like nothing ive seen, with shapes made out of letters that have been transformed inot the intersection of pictographs and experimental type layout i can t wait to read it. it rememberedand heanswered you re very sometimeMs Yes kneltfailedenfoldedfact picture of a quietpicture the tear fellin hislap T.C.W.N.L., pg 15 to be, pg zoo, pg pg 63 pg 65 setting, tone, time, intimationof the expected turning up w what s donehe doeshas doneinterlude Asuggestion unspoken theun spoken comes tothe surfacesay what s neededwhat slack
I liked the first half Lphabeta Aalphabe , Graphically Classified Alphabet , T.C.W.N.L , and Ligature After that, it lost me.Actually, that s only about the first third of the book Also, I wonder whether Ligature couldn t be interestingly
Fun and freaky It hurts after the first few pages But hurts good. All for typography and experimentation, but I don t settle for just those I like the Qs poem though it s cute.
- Donato Mancini
- 15 November 2018 Donato Mancini