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Body of Text

by Michael Smith, by (photographer) David Ellingsen

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publisher: Book*hug Press
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Body of Text is a collection of concrete poems made by marrying poetry with body-based performance art and documentary photography. Dressed in a full black body-suit, Michael V. Smith is photographed by David Ellingsen in hundreds of poses which resemble Greco-Roman letters, Asian characters, hieroglyphs, or Rorschach inkblots. These are then arranged in book form, to a maximum of three images per page. In the same spirit of Ômoving beyond language' as heard in the sound poetry of Christian Bök, the poems in Body of Text occupy a liminal space between poetry and visual art. The body is made word, is made Ôsite,' Ôobject' and Ôsubject.' The body is symbol.

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