Ada Verdun Howell - Concrete Poetry

Concrete Poetry

Her best known work is the controversial Exit Strategies. This prose/poem cycle was praised by E. E. Cummings as "poetry as pure energy...just in time for atomic age", but similarly condemned by others for the same qualities.

The famous 400 stanza, Eanie Meanie poem:

Eanie Meanie Minie Meanie
Mo Mo Moonie Minie
Eanie Moonie Moonie Meanie
Oonie Eanie Moonie Me

has few andecedents in the English language: language was to her pure sound, its meaning lost in our collective past

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