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Spatial Poem / Shiomi, Mieko ; Knowles A ; Maciunas G ; Berner J ; Brecht G ; Brown J ; Cage J ; Crozier R ; Damen H ; Houedard DS ; Watts R ; Valoch J ; Padin C ; Porter B ; Roth D ; Sharkey JJ ; Novak L ; McCarthy C ; MacLow J ; Kolar J ; Coutts-Smith K., 1976

Identifier: CC-03109-3157

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Scope and Contents

Records the results in visual/verbal form of instructions sent to 238 participants world-wide on poems that produced nine events, e.g., word, direction, falling, shadow, open, orbit, sound wind, and disappearing during 1965-1975. Examples of these instructions follow. For the word event, the instructions were "write a word or words on the enclosed card and place it somewhere." For the open event, the instructions were "open something which is closed." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1976



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (70 pages)) ; 21 x 27.2 x .7 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

box shelf alcove off 2nd bedroom

Custodial History

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


Published: Osaka, Japan : Mieko Shiomi. Nationality of creator: Japanese. General: About 500 total copies. 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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