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OO: Typewriter Poems

OO: Typewriter Poems is a poetry collection by Dani Spinosa.

Dani Spinosa

OO: Typewriter Poems is a collection of vispo (visual poetry) glosas — a Spanish poetic form that pays tribute to another poet by incorporating their lines — intended to begin to challenge the male-dominated legacy of avant-garde visual poetics. The poems combine analog technology with digital alteration meant to look back, not forward.

The collection pays homage to the long history of visual poetics, while also critiquing the progressivist and masculinist ideals that continue to define the genre. The poems in OO quote uncited lines from visual poems by some notable figures of visual poetics like bpNichol, John Riddell and Bob Cobbing, as well as many female visual poets such as Cia Rinne, Mirella Bentivoglio, Paula Claire, who remain understudied and under-read. (From Invisible Publishing)

Dani Spinosa is a Toronto-based writer and co-founding editor of Gap Riot Press, a feminist experimental micro-press. She has previously authored four poetry chapbooks entitled Glosas for Tired EyesGlosas for Tired Eyes Vol. 2Chant Uhm and Incessantly.

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