September 29, 2005

How did I miss this?

The Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry is a compilation of poems that engage with the material and visual landscape of language. This archive, including images of visual poetics, word art, and ekphrastic poems fills a much needed niche. I'm not sure what to make of the link to the "sales" department at the bottom of the page; however, I can say that I really like the thought that has gone into the section on "Contemporary Marginalia." The site has an almost Wikipedia feel to it. Users can form their own notes that become part of the digital artifacts. I would have to say that I'm not thrilled with the quality of some of the images, and the difficulty of that image makes me long for the immediacy of touch. I want very much to be able to pick it up and "examine" each artifact...

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