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Nuspeak 8 / Morgan, Edwin; Carroll L; Joyce J; Ionesco E; Kerouac J; Melville H., 1973

Identifier: CC-54377-55191

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Scope and Contents

The sentences of this poem are appropriated from the texts of famous authors who are credited on the back of the folder. William Allen: Folded publication with an enigmatic 'punctuation' design, of an exclamation mark, a question mark, a comma and a full stop, printed on the cover in black on white stock; contains four loose leaf sheets slipped inside, printed in a variety of colours on cream stock, with a poem on each page dedicated to one of these grammatical symbols: from each 'mark' the words - plagiarized from various canonical texts - spiral outwards, thereby creating a visual poem of dispersed and fragmentary text. The colophon has been printed on the back of the folding cover, which includes linear transcriptions of each of the poems; such as in "!": 'you're nothing but a pack of cards: Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland /goats and monkeys: Shakespeare, Othello / oh that those lips had language: William Cowper, 'On the Receipt of my Mother's Picture out of Norfolk.' -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1973



0 See container summary (4 broadsides (silkscreen) in folder (papercard, silkscreen)) ; broadsides 30 x 21 cm, in folder 31 x 22 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

box shelf

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Glasgow, Scotland : Scottish Art Council. Nationality of creator: Scottish. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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