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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Prof Bohn & class


Prof Bohn & class, originally uploaded by Vispo504.

Last night the distinguished professor Willard Bohn visited our class and he gave an exciting presentation about a visual poem by the avant-garde poet from Chile Vicente Huidobro. He then spent the rest of the class talking about what makes visual poetry unique in the areas of literature as well as in the art world. In the pic Prof. Bohn (white shirt, dark trousers) and the class is gathered around Neil de la Flor's mac to see and hear his computer generated visual poem. At the end of the inspiring and informative visit I asked Willard if he had any advice for young poets who had serious thoughts about entering this line of creative expression. He said one must always have fun while making visual poetry. The sense of play with language, play with text, and play with the visual elements is very important.

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Blogger ndelaflor said...

I need a tan. Let's steal that camera from nick asap!

12:45 PM  

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