The New Concrete is a long-overdue survey of the rise of concrete poetry in the digital age. The accessibility of digital text and image manipulation, modern print techniques and the rise of self-publishing have invigorated a movement that first emerged in an explosion of literary creativity during the 1950s and 1960s.
This new volume is a highly illustrated overview of contemporary artists and poets working at the intersection of visual art and literature, producing some of the most engaging and challenging work in either medium.
Edited by poets Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe, with an introductory essay by renowned poet Kenneth Goldsmith, The New Concrete is an indispensable introduction to the breadth of concrete poetry being produced today.
This extensive survey features over 90 artists including: Vito Acconci, Tauba Auerbach, Fiona Banner, Derek Beaulieu, Caroline Bergvall, Jaap Blonk, Pavel Büchler, Henri Chopin, Bob Cobbing, Simon Cutts, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Karl Holmqvist, Jenny Holzer, Lilianne Lijn, Hansjörg Mayer, Stuart Mills, Tom Phillips, Colin Sackett, Nick Thurston, Sue Tompkins, and Cerith Wyn Evans.