Bob Grumman’s Essay on Minimalist Poetry

The sad news of Bob Grumman’s passing is sweeping through the network and vispo community.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Grumman

(The entry has not been updated to record Bob’s passing.)

For us, Bob Grumman’s writing about vispo is foundational. We believe history will recognize him as one of the earliest and most influential writers in the vispo area. Bob was an active networker for many years. Many will remember his tenure at Factsheet Five, and he was a huge presence in the zines. That is not even including his own creative work and his more recent work with mathematical poetry.

To date, one of Bob Grumman’s best known works is his essay on minimalist poetry. He covers the field extremely well, ranging from Aram Saroyan to John M. Bennett with a lot in between.

To honor and remember Bob Grumman, we hope you can take some time and (re-)read the essay then perhaps share it.

http://www.thing.net/~grist/l&d/grumman/egrumn.htm

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