haiku #62

By Scott Helmes Scott Helmes
Visual Poetry: Scott Helmes

Scott Helmes is a longtime visual poet who has produced works in a variety of forms, including mathematical poetry and rubber-stamped poetry. His "haiku #62" is part of a series of striking poems created from scraps of colored text torn out of glossy magazines and arrayed in three tiers. These tiers approximate the look of haiku, and the text flutters in and out of different colors and typefaces, giving the poems their ineffable beauty.—Geof Huth

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Source: Poetry (November 2008).


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

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November 2008
 Scott  Helmes


Scott Helmes is an artist, photographer, and architect living in St. Paul, Minnesota. His writing archives from 1972 to 1997 are in the Avant Writing Collection of The Ohio State University Libraries.

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SUBJECT Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets, Painting & Sculpture

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