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Visual Poetry: Joel Lipman

Joel Lipman has worked for years with rubber stamps, creating poems on yellowing acidic pages torn out of old books. This technique produces a frisson between the apparently unrelated base text and Lipman's overtext. As evidenced by the meter and movement of the words on the page above, it is clear that Lipman is writing real poetry, but it is poetry enhanced by the distinctive appearance of the words.—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
 Joel   Lipman


Joel Lipman teaches at the University of Toledo. His recent work includes an illustrated preface to the republication of Bern Porter's Found Poems (Nightboat Books, 2011).

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SUBJECT Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets

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