Item #H34846 Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry. Karl Kempton, D. A. Levy, ed. Tristan Tzara.
Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry
Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry
Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry
Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry
Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry
Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry
Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry
Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry
Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry

Kaldron 9 - Fall, 1979; Visual Poetry, Language Art (Visual Text Art), Concrete Poetry

Grover City, CA: Karl Kempton, 1979. Newsprint, 17.5 x 11.5 inches, very good with inevitable tanning. Limited to 1000 copies. 16 pp, devoted solely to visual poetry, mail art, visual text art, concrete poetry. Kempton was a pioneer in the promotion of these poetic forms and Kaldron was one of a very few -- perhaps the only -- literary journal concerned solely with such forms. This issue features work by Tzara, Armando Zarate, a page curated by John Taylor of Washington PA (from whose collection this came), work from DA Levy's "concrete" (first published 1968), Margerite Pinney, Anthony Gnazzo, Paul Zelevansky, Falves Silva, Enoch Domingos, Paulo Brusky, Ronald Prost, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Ito Motoyuki, Larry Wendt, Bern Porter, Loris Essary, Scott Helmes, David Arnold, and reviews, commentary and work by the editor, Karl Kempton. It is worth quoting at length from Kempton's website page on Kaldron: " i began publishing kaldron in the spring of 1976, about nine months after moving to shell beach, california, northern pismo beach. contents focused on lyrical and narrative lexical poetry accompanied by smatterings of contemporary and historic visual poetry. tabloid format (11x17); each run, 1000 copies. issues 1-10 are newsprint, 11-21/22 book paper. 21/22 is bound by staples, slick cover stock, 11x14. number of pages increased over the years from 12 to 24; the last double issue, 52. individuals on the bulk mailing list received copies gratis, an example of free enterprise. copyright belongs to contributors. in 1978 for issue #8, i decided to change contents to only visual poetry and language art (visual text art). at that time while small magazines were including concrete and visual poetry, no small or large press devoted itself solely to visual poetry and visual text art in the states. to begin with a bold national and international statement, i thought making the issue a catalog for an international exhibition. i asked david and patty arnold, living in oceano at the time, to join in curating. thus was born the visualog exhibition series associated with kaldron. the gallery director at california polytechnic state university in san luis obispo provided the exhibition space in the university gallery. glenna luschi of cafe solo press opened her doors for us (mainly david and patty) to publish a special issue of cafe solo. it is a slick cover edition with half tones printed on book paper. it too was 11x17. thus, visualog 1 is cataloged by kaldron 8 and cafe solo, series 2, numbers 3 & 4. the intent of the new direction for kaldron was publishing the best national and international work possible. egalitarian, it was open to all schools and nations. business model, maintain free enterprise with first bulk mailing free to those wishing a copy. efficient use of the mail systems, publish the addresses of each contributor for easy contact (a straight line is quicker than a triangle)." Although nowhere stated, this copy is from the collection of John Taylor, the curator of one of the pages of this number; he was a poet and horror story author, a literature professor at Washington & Jefferson -- (d. 10-7-2023). Very good. Item #H34846

Price: $40.00