Mail art by Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Matthew Stolte, a longtime fave MinXus-Lynxus visual poet, sent us this batch of colorful yet language-centered vispo that includes a fair share of asemics and shows a concrete poetry derivation.
Matt Stolte has been doing some knock-out collabs lately. While preserving the originals, we think we will try our hand at adding some new elements to copies of some of these pieces. This batch of vispo raises some interesting questions about when any work of art or writing can be considered “finished” and if leaving a piece “unfinished” can amount to an aesthetic choice. The piece above seems finished to us. Some of the others do not. Here is a piece Matt Stolte sent that uses a DVS concrete poem as a foundation.
Another classically Matthew Stolte visual poem:
The envelope included a note from Matt Stolte clarifying intentions:
And the usual suspects:
Many thanks to Matthew Stolte of Madison, Visconsin!
A permanent fixture in our blogroll, Matt’s Construction Sea is a blog with which anyone interested in vispo must stay current: