toon tune

By gustave morin gustave morin
Visual Poetry: gustave morin

gustave morin's primary form is the collage poem. His "toon tune" is a remarkable piece of craftsmanship. Its sixty-three individual fragments of text are cut into the shapes of jigsaw puzzle pieces and are fit perfectly together in a rectangular grid. The "words" of the poem consist almost entirely of the extravagant visualizations of onomatopoeia from comic books, producing a visual symphony of crashes and cries.—Geof Huth

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Source: Poetry (November 2008).

 gustave  morin

Biography

gustave morin has been working in the fields of composition and performance for the last twenty years. His latest book, Nein Typos, is available through Tonerworks of Maine.

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SUBJECT Social Commentaries, Popular Culture

POET’S REGION Canada

Poetic Terms Visual Poetry

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