Fluxus poetry

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Fluxus poetry is normally created during a performance, an essential difference with visual poetry. The result of the performance can be a text, a visual poem, etc.


Dick Higgins was one of the leading Fluxus (an international artistic group) people, who also published his concrete poetry and invented the term "intermedia".[1]

Litsa Spathi developed the concept of Fluxus poetry where the performance itself creates the result, a Fluxus poem. With the use of computers, a new result is generated after each performance. It is characterized by very quick cuts, that is several images per second, by wit, by the use of letters as a substitute for words. When the result is a video, appropriate minimalist music is added.

Fluxus poetry is published by the Fluxus Heidelberg Center that is run by Litsa Spathi and Ruud Janssen and is located in Heidelberg, Germany.

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  1. ^ Hirsch, Edward ' A Poet's Glossary' Houghton Mifflin Harcourt New York 2024=ISBN 9780151011957

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