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Poems without words

Poems without words

Óskar Árni‘s concrete poetry is composed of titles and the letters of the alphabet, together with other typographical symbols. These are arranged on the page to form an image, which does or does not fit the title. Some of the poems are decepitvely simple, such as „Dagur fyrir sápukúlur“ (A Day for Soap Bubbles), where one human being – in the form of an ‚i‘ – stands on a line surrounded by a loose group of degree symbols °, and a single ‚o‘ – standing for a larger bubble. Others are too complicated for a short description.



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