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Concrete Poetry Symposium

PAST - February 10, 2012

In conjunction with Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry

At the Belkin Art Gallery.
All welcome. Free admission. General seating.


February 10, 2012

1pm Introductions

Shelly Rosenblum Curator of Academic Programs Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Michael Turner Author and Curator Vancouver, BC

1:30 “Summer Elephants: Ian Hamilton Finlay and Concrete Poetry” Stephen Scobie Poet and Scholar Victoria, BC

2:30 “A Typewriter is a Poem. A Poem is Not a Typewriter.” Lori Emerson Department of English University of Colorado, Boulder

3:30 Coffee break

4 “the kind of grid a typewriter produces in a very machine-like way” Liz Kotz Department of the History of Art University of California, Riverside

5 Postscript

Donato Mancini Department of English University of British Columbia

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689