MinXus Mail Bag: Fatima Queiroz (Santos, Brazil) sends visual poetry, concrete poetry, asemic poetry

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Visual poetry, concrete poetry, asemic poetry by Fatima Queiroz (Gonzaga Santos, Brazil)

Fatima Queiroz has already made one appearance at the Mink Ranch. We are thrilled to be able to share with you this second installment of her fabulous work. We believe Fatima combines elements of visual poetry, concrete poetry, and asemics to achieve these stunning results.

Brazil has been a center of visual and concrete poetry for decades. As Fatima’s work testifies, the practice is still alive and vital there:


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An absolute stunner that uses concrete poetry structures and overlaid text to produce asemic characters.

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An extraordinary piece of visual poetry that integrates image and text.

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Interesting work on the black & white side of things.

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A work that is more traditional in its orientation.

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The mail-art network remains a major conduit for visual poets to exchange original, hard copy works and books:

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And the reverse:

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Many thanks to Fatima Queiroz!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ficus strangulensis
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 14:08:49

    BRAVO! Wunderbar! Yee-haw!


  2. minkrancher
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 14:18:58

    Thanks for the comment, Fike.

    I can muse over whether Fatima’s work is asemic or concrete blocks, but my real response is the same as yours.

    I am very glad to have have her as a correspondent.


  3. Ficus strangulensis
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 14:23:51

    YES! I am trying with this feeb ol’ ‘brain’ to recall the name of the magnificent Argentinian vispo artist I published in TRANSMOG. He used corelDRAW to twist texts into glyphs, pictures, etc.


  4. Ficus strangulensis
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 14:24:36

    AND… to finish the thought… his work has a similar ‘voice’


  5. Ficus strangulensis
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 14:29:43

    Ah-HAH!!! Fabio Doctorovich!


  6. Ficus strangulensis
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 14:30:24

    also see, The Baron aus cleveburg.


  7. minkrancher
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 14:40:44

    Fabio Doctorovich & The Baron aus cleveberg – now I must admit I cannot recall ever making the acquaintance of either of these luminaries on any level anywhere along the dusty trail. I admittedly have blindspots and not a few blank memory fields.

    (Likely reading too much into one of the names above, I imagine a fellow of Italian-Russian extraction residing in Argentina and have the beginning of a promising novel never to be written.)

    Upon your recommendation, Fike, I shall look into this and imagine shall be well-rewarded for the effort. Tenderfoots are recommended, whether by hook or by crook, to take a look at the issues of Transmog for sure.

    Fatima’s work got me finally to digging deep into Brazilian concrete poetry.


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