I am pleased to present my first antiquarian catalogue dedicated to Concrete, Visual and Sound Poetry, which features a range of books, catalogues, LPs, prints and ephemera. The variety of the selected material highlights the diverse practices within these movements. The works are often elusive and hard to categorise, however, they remain strongly connected. Most items in the catalogue were produced in the 1960s and 1970s, but I have also included contemporary works that reflect the enduring influence and continuing impact of Concrete, Visual and Sound Poetry.
This catalogue, containing ninety-four items, includes the seminal exhibition catalogue edited by Jasia Reichardt entitled ‘Between Poetry and Painting’, the rare samizdat printed by Bob Cobbing at Better Books entitled ‘Concerning Concrete Poetry’, two Text Sound Composition LP’s produced for the festivals of the same name, ephemera by Henri Chopin, issue number one of the seminal Brazilian magazine ‘Ponto’ edited by Wlademir Dias-Pino, as well as works by Julien Blaine, Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Sten Hanson, John Furnival, Dom Silvester Houédard, Richard Kostelanetz, Ferdinand Kriwet, Françoise Mairey, Lucia Marcucci, Hansjörg Mayer, Peter Mayer, Sarenco, and more.