Thursday, July 28, 2011

Concrete Poetry


bpNichol (who most often used his lower-case initials and no space to his surname) was well known for his "concrete" (or size) poetry where the typographic arrangement of the words is as important as the conventional elements of the poem such as words, rhyme, etc. With this in mind it is only suitable that one of his poems has been engraved in the concrete in bpNichol Lane right outside of Coach House Press.
I have tried to shoot this in snow, ice, rain, and finally this sunny shot but it has been hard to get a nice clear image of the whole thing so I apologize for the shadows from the trees!

14 comments:

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. Some shots are almost impossible to get. But at least I can red it. :))

RedPat said...

Thanks EG - it really faded out when I posted it on blogger. Sorry everyone!

LĂșcia said...

Please, don't apologize!!!
This shot is fantastic, I like the way it makes us look up, and your shadow on the corner is great!!!
Love this fun and creative shot. :)

Tanya said...

i like the shadows actually :)

Regina K said...

I can read it quite well, nice, including your shadow.

Sharon said...

I can read it quite well and I like it. I'm going to do more research on bpNichol. I think I like his style.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

It's so subtle! Actually, I find the washed out/faded effect kinda enhances this artwork. I think you did good, RedPat!

Kitty said...

is that your shadow cast on the ground?
I like how subtle it is, too. My subtlety involves the viewer. Very nice job.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Don't apologize Red, your shadow showing you in actions adds to the image, love the poem. Have a great weekend.

JM said...

I really like this shot. The composition is great with both your shadow and the trees.

Jack said...

There are some poets whose minds I can't get inside. Mr. bpNichols is one. But that is my problem, I guess.

Halcyon said...

This is really neat. I definitely like the idea.

Francisca said...

I'm very fond of urban art that melds into the urbanscape.

Denise Scaramai said...

is wonderful idea!