Discussion of concrete poetry tends to centre on male figures—personalities and practices which dominate the discourse. This domination suggests that there isn’t a preponderance of women in concrete poetry and that women the poets who are working in this subgenre must be minor or merely occasional. This is not the case. Building on my “Pulled from my shelves” column in Lemonhound’s previous incarnation, “Abstract / Concrete” will focus on marginalized or underappreciated voices in Canadian and international concrete poetry.This opening quote starts off a new series on Sina Queyras' blog Lemon Hound about women in concrete poetry by Derek Beaulieu.
I am thrilled to announce that an essay about my work is now published in this series as Abstract / Concrete #2.
I'll put out the links here for you as they are published.
Abstract/Concrete #1: Judith Copithorne
Abstract/Concrete #2: Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim