Found Poems by Bern PorterFound Poems by Bern Porter

Found Poems

byBern PorterOtherJoel A. Lipman, David Byrne

Paperback | June 14, 2011

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On the eve of Bern Porter’s Centennial, his classic text, Found Poems, comes roaring back into print in a handsome new edition featuring two essays contextualizing his remarkable life and work. As Dick Higgins said, “Porter’s Found Poems have the same seminal position as Duchamp’s objets trouvées.” This book collects Porter’s strongest “Founds,” his combinations of mass-media images and text that he used to reflect American culture as in a funny-house mirror: twisted but true.
BERN PORTER (1911–2004), studied physics at Colby and Brown, worked on the Manhattan Project, but embraced pacifism after the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima. He published Henry Miller and ran a gallery in Northern California before returning to his native Maine, where he ran for governor (unsuccessfully), started a think tank f...
Title:Found PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.8 × 6.58 × 1.15 inPublished:June 14, 2011Publisher:Nightboat BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0982264593

ISBN - 13:9780982264591

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