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Well, probably I was fed up with concrete poetry. There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides, it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different.
Ian Hamilton Finlay

Meaning of "concrete poetry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONCRETE POETRY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONCRETE POETRY

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Concrete poetry is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONCRETE POETRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

concrete poetry

Concrete poetry

Concrete or shape poetry is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on. It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry, a term that has evolved to have distinct meaning of its own, but which shares the distinction of being poetry in which the visual elements are as important as the text.

Definition of concrete poetry in the English dictionary

The definition of concrete poetry in the dictionary is poetry in which the visual form of the poem is used to convey meaning.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONCRETE POETRY

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WORDS THAT END LIKE CONCRETE POETRY

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Synonyms and antonyms of concrete poetry in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «concrete poetry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONCRETE POETRY

Find out the translation of concrete poetry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of concrete poetry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «concrete poetry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

具体的诗歌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poesía concreta
570 millions of speakers

English

concrete poetry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठोस कविता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشعر ملموسة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конкретная поэзия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

poesia concreta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কংক্রিট কবিতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la poésie concrète
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Puisi konkrit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

konkrete Poesie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

具体詩
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

콘크리트 시
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Puisi konkrit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thơ bê tông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கான்கிரீட் கவிதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ठोस कविता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Somut şiir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

poesia concreta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poezja konkretna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

конкретна поезія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

poezie beton
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκυρόδεμα ποίηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konkrete poësie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

betong diktning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konkret poesi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of concrete poetry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONCRETE POETRY»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about concrete poetry

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5 QUOTES WITH «CONCRETE POETRY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word concrete poetry.
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Ian Hamilton Finlay
But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.
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Ian Hamilton Finlay
But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it.
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Ian Hamilton Finlay
For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using language which came out of a particular feeling, and I don't have control over whether this feeling is in me or not.
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Ian Hamilton Finlay
Well, probably I was fed up with concrete poetry. There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides, it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different.
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James Laughlin
I think that concrete poetry seems to have, as far as I can see, come to a kind of a dead end. It doesn't seem to be going any further than it went in its high period of about five or six years ago.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONCRETE POETRY»

Discover the use of concrete poetry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to concrete poetry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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An Anthology of Concrete Poetry
Emmett Williams, the book's editor, added explanatory commentary for the poems and biographies of their authors, making this volume--long out of print--the definitive anthology of this movement, which has so influenced artists and writers ...
Emmett Williams, 2014
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Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems
Presents a collection of poems in which fifteen-year-old Jessie voices such teenage concerns as making new friends, getting along with an annoying younger brother, finding the right makeup and hairstyle, playing volleyball, and attending ...
‎2007
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Concrete Poetry
Introduces the poetic form of concrete poetry, describes the historical context, presents examples, and explains the various conventions used, including imagery, shape, and word play.
Valerie Bodden, 2009
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Abstract Concrete Poetry
Abstract Concrete Poetry consist of ninety-eight poems on abstract ideas made concrete in poetry.
Cupideros, 2009
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Meow Ruff
A story in concrete poetry in which a dog slips out of his house and meets a white cat left alone on the street. Together their adventure begins.
Joyce Sidman, 2006
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Concrete poetry: an annotated international bibliography, ...
"Without finding aids, like this bibliography, access to these materials is limited. McCullough has done a good job identifying a great deal of secondary literature."Matthew Hogan
Kathleen McCullough, 1989
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Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature
CONCRETE POETRY 219 Concrete poetry was an international avant-garde movement in poetry in the 19505 and 19605. The prime exponents of this spatially and visually oriented minimalism were the co-founders Swiss-Bolivian poet ...
Verity Smith, 1997
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Studies in Interpretation
This essay focuses on recent developments in concrete poetry, particularly among American concretists, and then demonstrates that concomitant changes in oral interpretation theory have made concrete poetry more accessible to those who ...
Esther M. Doyle, Virginia Hastings Floyd, 1973
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Science and Literature
For the most comprehensive history of Concrete poetry, see the introduction to Concrete Poetry: A World View, ed. Mary Ellen Solt (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1968). 3. See Howard Nemerov, "Speculative Equations: Poems, ...
Harry Raphael Garvin, James M. Heath, 1983
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Modern Visual Poetry
Although Concrete poetry combines two separate traditions, few traces of its double origin remain. To be sure, some observers perceive significant differences between the two schools, but these are more apparent than real. In contrast to their ...
Willard Bohn, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONCRETE POETRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term concrete poetry is used in the context of the following news items.
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Words and their meanings provide an intriguing show at Stone …
The work becomes a form of concrete poetry, with the formatting of the words becoming a physical manifestation of their meaning. The only ... «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
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Town images used in personal works
The exhibition, named Place Stories: Concrete Poetry, took place at the Manukau campus and featured the works of 12 students. Second year ... «Auckland stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Review: In William Larson's 'Fireflies,' Fax Transmissions as Art
Mr. Larson's prints include photographs, fragments of text that function like concrete poetry and abstract patterns made, for instance, ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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'Artists, After All, Intervene in the Minds of the Audience': Luis …
His visual art often involves text (critics have compared it to concrete poetry, but Camnitzer doesn't agree), and it deals with the exchange of ... «ARTnews, Jun 15»
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Dogpatch Arts Complex Launches Softly with 'Concrete Is Not …
In concrete poetry, words and letters take on physicality. No longer simple vehicles for conveying ideas, they give shape to a poem through ... «KQED, Jun 15»
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Review: Stan VanDerBeek at Andrea Rosen Gallery
These films feel very contemporary, but in fact they connect all over the map of postwar art — to Concrete poetry, the choreography of Merce ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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'The Familiar,' by Mark Z. Danielewski
“House of Leaves” demonstrates that the methods of concrete poetry and Internet hypertext can alchemize line-bound, hidebound fiction and ... «New York Times, May 15»
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At Frieze, Artists' Trash Is Collectors' Treasure
... a rock Robert Smithson gave him before he died or a concrete poetry pamphlet he produced in Tehran in the '70s,” Azimi says of Shafrazi. «New York Times, May 15»
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The Prison House of Post-Internet Poetry: A Critical Look at the …
Clumsily leaping through sixty years, from concrete poetry to the present, he complains that the former was too removed from the fluidity of self, ... «Hyperallergic, May 15»
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BASQUIAT The Unknown Notebooks
Conceptually and visually these books resemble the early concrete poetry of the sculptor Carl Andre, who used words as material, laying them ... «Brooklyn Rail, May 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Concrete poetry [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/concrete-poetry>. Jun 2020 ».
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