Gerry Smith (MFA Intermedia Art)
This Line Is Six Feet Long
I am interested in reductive forms and have recently been working on my own variant of punctuation poetry. The poems on show are composed of the symbols used to indicate the emphasis placed on syllables.
Transparentes Meer (transparent sea) is an alexandrine; a poetic line six feet in length - in this case 6 dibrachs, which are metrical feet of 2 unstressed syllables (??). It is also a concrete poem, the 12 breves constituting the wavy line of this transparent sea.
This Line Is Six Feet Long is another alexandrine. It is composed of 6 spondee (--), which are metrical units of 2 stressed syllables.