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Ferguson's Dictionary for Concrete Poets: The Four-Letter Words

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 27 min
Event Type: Spoken Word Program Origin: KPFA

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Internationally prominent Canadian intermedia artist Gerald Ferguson has compiled by computer a dictionary for poets who utilize words as material for composing visual (concrete) poetry. Here is his reading, recorded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, of “The Four-Letter Words” of his dictionary which lists all words from the “Standard Corpus of Present Day American English Language Usage” in order by the number of letters in each word. (There are also sections titled The Three-Letter, Five-Letter, etc...)

Genre:  Poetry
Subject:  Poetry; Concrete poetry; Visual poetry
People:  Ferguson, Gerald
Recording Date:  12/10/1970
First Broadcast Date:  3/3/1971
 
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