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Emily Dickenson's I Saw No Way / Lalou, Frank., 1993

Identifier: CC-07510-7654

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Scope and Contents

This poem, the first done in English by Lalou, was written with a conventional calligraphic style on the front of the series of the folded paper that formed four unbound pages. In addition, parts of the poem were written in a highly experimental style with vertical elongation and personal flourishes added to the letters. Lalou also illustrated these pages using brightly colored inks to form images composed of abstract calligraphic markings. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1993



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book + unbound pages (ink, ink colored, handwriting) (30 pages) in cover (ink, ink colored, handwriting) + folder (museum board, cloth covered) + slipcase (museum board,) ; 39 x 29 x 3 cm (book) + 39.4 x 30.5 x 4.3 cm (folder) + 40.2 x 30.9 x 4.9 cm (slipcase)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

alcove 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: Nice, France : [Publisher not identified]. Signed by: [Frank] Lalou 93 (l.r.- colophon). Nationality of creator: French. General: About 1 total copy. 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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