Revolutions: A Collaboration

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Revolutions: A Collaboration

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Revolutions is a unique collaboration between poet John Matthias, printmaker Jean Dibble, and critic Robert Archambeau. Two poetic sequences by Matthias, “The HIJ” and “After Five Words Englished from the Russian” generate, first, a corresponding sequence of poster-poems by Dibble and, second, a series of “free commentaries” by Archambeau. “The HIJ,” emerging initially from an alphabetical game using chance operations in the Dictionary, eventually produces something of a character and a narrative, both of which are probed by the artist and commentator. The “Five Words” are translated from Russian poet Osip Mandelstam’s “He Who Finds a Horseshoe.” Again, the poster-poems enlarge on the text and the commentaries complete a sequence of revolutions without resolutions.

Department(s)

English

ISBN

978-1-939929-74-7

Publication Date

4-2017

Publisher

Dos Madres

City

Loveland

Keywords

modernism, poetry, illustration, poster-poem

Disciplines

Illustration | Interdisciplinary Arts and Media | Modern Literature | Poetry

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