Mama

By Jesse Patrick Ferguson Jesse Patrick Ferguson
Visual Poetry: Jesse Patrick Ferguson

Jesse Patrick Ferguson is a Canadian visual poet working in both visual and textual forms. His "Mama" shows how little text it takes to make a successful visual poem. Consisting of nothing but the letter "e," variously presented, this poem represents the simple warbling cry of a child. The poem is both a touching visualization of an aural event and a strong example of how xerographic transmogrification can add character and meaning to text.—Geof Huth

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Source: Poetry (November 2008).

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This poem originally appeared in the November 2008 issue of Poetry magazine

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November 2008
 Jesse  Patrick  Ferguson

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Jesse Patrick Ferguson's poems and reviews have been published in eight countries. He is the author of five poetry chapbooks, poetry editor of The Fiddlehead, and plays several musical instruments.

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