Eugen Gomringer

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Eugen Gomringer (born January 20, 1925 in Cachuela Esperanza, Bolivia[1]) is often called (as well as the Brazilian poets Augusto de Campos, Haroldo de Campos and Décio Pignatari) the father of concrete poetry.[2] Eugen Gomringer is head of the Institut für Konstruktive Kunst und Konkrete Poesie (IKKP) in Rehau (Kunsthaus Rehau), the town where he lives.

Gomringer lives in the region of Bamberg in Germany. Between 1977–1990 he was a professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the Arts Academy of the city of Düsseldorf. He writes in German, Spanish, French and English.


  1. ^ Hernández, I. "Gomringer, Eugen (1925-VVVV).". MCN Biografías. 
  2. ^ Steiner, Wendy (1981). "Res Poetica: The Problematics of the Concrete Program". New Literary History. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 12 (3): 529–545. JSTOR 469028. 

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