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Border Blurs: Concrete Poetry in England and Scotland

Greg Thomas


This book presents the first in-depth account of the relationship between English and Scottish poets and the international concrete poetry movement of the 1950s-70s. Concrete poetry was a literary and artistic style which reactivated early-twentieth-century modernist impulses towards the merging of artistic media while simultaneously speaking to a gamut of contemporary contexts, from post-1945 social reconstruction to cybernetics, mass media, and the sixties counter-culture. The terms of its development in England and Scotland also suggest new ways of mapping ongoing complexities in the relati ... More

Keywords: Concrete poetry, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Edwin Morgan, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Bob Cobbing, British literature, Scottish literature, Intermedia art, Modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620269
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620269.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Greg Thomas, author