International Visual Poetry


                                                                                                                                         "WhoM" by Geof Huth, 2010

About International Visual Poetry, PEEP/SHOW ISSUE #3

This issue of Peep/Show presents a portfolio of international visual poetry by visual poets from four continents and ten countries, though none from North America. This selection faces outward, to the rest of the world, to the vibrant cultures of visual poetry that exist in places like Turkey, Australia, and Japan. These works are homogeneous in that they exhibit an interest in combining the verbal with the visual, in mixing these two modalities of expression and perception, but each sequence of work is the unique vision of one artist, a tributary to one great river of words and images. Pay this issue some heed as it reveals itself. It is there for you to watch.

                                                                                         Geof Huth, Guest Curator
                                                                                         January 13, 2011


The scope of Geof Huth's poetic production includes handdrawn and computer-generated visual poems (some of them wordsless), one-word poems, extemporaneous poems recorded in the act of living, and poems performed in a language that doesn't exist with melodies created as the audience listens. For this year, the year that he is fifty years of age, he is writing each day a poem that is also a letter to someone he knows. He mails each poem out to its intended recipient and posts it to a blog entitled 365 ltrs. He writes almost daily on visual poetry and the textual imagination at his blog, dbqp: visualizing poetics. His latest book is ntst: the collected pwoermds of geof huth, a book of 775 one-word poems.