David Aylward
Astronauts of Inner Space
Shaunt Basmajian
Erica Baum
John M. Bennett
Between Painting and Poetry
Hart Broudy
Beloit Poetry Journal
Jaap Blonk
Marcel Broodthaers
Buddhist Thirdclass Junkmail Oracle, The
Bob Cobbing
Judith Copithorne
Pierre Coupey
Cosmic Chef, The
Paul Dutton
Johanna Drucker
kevin mcpherson eckhoff
Essex Magazine
Experimental Writing: a short talk
Max Ernst
Found Poems
Fuck You: a magazine of the arts

Pierre Garnier
Gloup and Woup
Helen Hajnoczky
Brian Henderson
dom sylvester houédard
Michael Jacobson
Peter Jaeger
Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim
Brian David Johnston
Anatol Knotek
Konkret magazine
d.a. levy
Louis Luthi
Robert Majzels
Donato Mancini
Marrahwanna Quarterly, The
Andrei Molotiu
Opal L. Nations
Heidi Neilson
Barbara O'Connelly
ottar ormstad
Clemente Padin
Pipe, The
Jörg Piringer

PostModern Decadence in Canadian Sound and Visual Poetry Carl Fredrick Reutersward
Shane Rhodes
Cia Rinne
Alan Riddell
John Riddell
Ed Sanders
Luigi Serafini
Adriano Spatola
Pete Spence
Andrew Suknaski
Colleen Thibaudeau
Typewriter Poems
David UU
Jiri Valoch
Nico Vassilakis
Martin Vaughn-James
Olga Vicic and Miroljub Todorovic
Seth Wade
Rosmarie Waldrop
H.N. Werkman
Mike Weaver
Eric Zboya


UbuWeb began as an online repository for concrete and visual poetry scanned from aging anthologies and re-imagined as back-lit transmissions from a potential future. As the archive has progressed, the concentration on visual poetry has waned in favour of an reconnoitering of diverse avant-gardes.

UbuWeb's Visual Poetry section exposes little-seen exemplars of historical praxis and models of contemporary insight to a wider audience. This section includes anthologies, ephemeral publications, criticism and sporadic journals dedicated to visual poetry. Due to the elusive and ephemeral nature of concrete and visual poetry publications, there is a perceived lack of innovation in the genre. Without exposure to radical practice, artistic precedent and innovative models, concrete poets too often fall back upon familiar tropes and unchallenging forms.

UbuWeb's Visual Poetry section is not presented under the rubric of historical coverage or indexical completeness, but rather as a document of isolate moments of what Haroldo de Campos argued was a "notion of literature not as craftsmanship but [...] as an industrial prcoess" where the poem is a "prototype" rather than the "typical handiwork of artistic artistry." -- derek beaulieu


derek beaulieu, Curator
Amelia Bentley, Managing Editor
Andrea Johnston, assistant.

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