50 Years of Brazilian Concrete Poetry in the São Paulo Modern Art Museum 1956-2006

An International Conference
Yale University
November 3-4, 2006

POEM / ART features "Verbivocovisual," an exhibit of selected books, manuscripts, and art works by Brazilian concrete and neovanguard artists on display in Sterling Memorial Library, curated by Irene Small, graduate student in the History of Art Department, with the assistance of K. David Jackson and Cesar Rodríguez, October 31-November 30, 2006.

Session I: Concrete Poetry and Art
Friday, November 3 @ 3:00 p.m.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Introduction to POEM / ART
K. David Jackson
Yale University

Marjorie Perloff , Stanford University
"Writing as Re-Writing: Concrete Poetry as 'Arrière Garde'"

Claus Clüver, Indiana University
"The Noigandres Poets and Concrete Art" 

Willard Bohn, Illinois State University
"Exploring the Concrete Labyrinth"

Reception, Mezzanine, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Session II: Dialogues in Concrete Poetry and Art
Saturday, November 4 @ 9:30 a.m.
Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), 421 Temple Street

Gonzalo Aguilar, Universidad de Buenos Aires           
"En la selva blanca: el diálogo velado entre Hélio Oiticica y Augusto y Haroldo de Campos"

Antônio Sérgio Bessa, The Bronx Museum
"The 'Image of Voice' in Augusto de Campos's Poetamenos"

Irene Small, Yale University
"The Folded and the Flat"

Chris Funkhouser, New Jersey Institute of Technology
"Augusto de Campos, Digital Poetry, and the Anthropophagic Imperative"

Sponsored by Malcolm Batchelor Fund for Portuguese, Department of Spanish & Portuguese; Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library; Sterling Memorial Library; Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies; Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund; History of Art Department.