Aram Saroyan is an internationally known poet, novelist, biographer, memoirist and playwright. His poetry has been widely anthologized and appears in many. Browse through Aram Saroyan’s poems and quotes. 3 poems of Aram Saroyan. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. Aram. Aram Saroyan is an American poet, novelist, biographer, memoirist and playwright. There has been a resurgence of interest in his work in the 21st century.

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He drank his coffee and left a dime. The NEA was created inthe same year the poem was written. An Electric Novel Big Table, This has the effect of revealing the relationship between qualities that was invisible before, or conversely of hiding the connections which made quotidian sense out of them in the first place.

The relations between sound, space and our apprehension of these concepts. He took her in his arms. The groundbreaking s concrete poetry of Aram Saroyan [including] The Streeta film based on Saroyan’s life during that period.

It creates a specific duration, a specific distance, a recurrent repeating interval through the visual occurrence of the poem itself. Visually, they exploit the two dimensional rectangular frame in much the same way a painter would, yet they are not paintings, but abstract arrangements of individual letters, twisting, bending, and undergoing various distortions controlled by the feeling and thinking of the moment of composition.

Though they refer obliquely to real objects and events, they are not ABOUT those events and objects though they may be superficially a kind of witty commentary upon them.

aaram One of Saroyan’s most famous poems was simply the unconventionally spelled word “lighght” in the center of a blank page.

The logical next step, for an explorer at the verge of a complete rejection of habitual verbal practice, is to dismantle the means of projection, to deconstruct, or to engage written language, at the level of the individual word, indeed, even the individual letter.


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It would not be an exaggeration to speculate, as many no doubt did then, that the son of a famous prize-winning American novelist, short-story writer and playwright was being indulged in what some critics — if indeed they took it seriously enough to have a relevant opinion — regarded as a public embarrassment, a piece of fluff. He aarm down the escalator.

The distortion which occurs is a precise template of the two dimensional form of its written expression.

We are returned to an original state of composition akin to the earliest processes of verbal practice, to a synthetic state of aesthetic innocence never before explored. Geof Huth on Visual Poetry Today. Afterhe abandoned minimalism, at least publicly, ceased to publish it, and presumably to write it, after that date, instead devoting himself to prose, both fiction and memoirs, in addition to more discursive, relaxed, longer poems.

Each of the poems in this collection says something specific, about the relationship between events in the world and the setting of words or letters on a page, about the relationship of the eye to the page and to the wordabout the relationships between competing or exotic loci in language, about the effect of the simultaneity of sensory events as expressed through language, etc. This allows for letter and word constructions based on that regularity.

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Sentences stands today as a canonical work of the Language School of writing. In addition, they are not THINGS themselves, but hermetic clues or pointers to the psychological qualities of the mind which perceived them.

Here are some of the contributions: And it brings to mind the way a doubled u becomes a w. Nuts look like wood but taste By resisting, and questioning the assumptions behind the medium, he was able to exploit certain conditions and opportunities.


The representation is mechanical and inexorable, and suggests an opportunistic symbiosis between nature insects making sounds at night and the ear of the listener who perceives this, creating a graphic representation of that sound. Other works include three full-length books of classic concrete poetry: The horizon line of type is a visual metaphor for the horizon line of the earth.


Saroyan has worked extensively in the visual artsauthoring many works for the stage, screen, and theater. How seven letters managed to freak out an entire nation “, poetryfoundation.

All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge This alienation from abstraction in sound is characterized in the following —. It can also be understood as a pun on “I am”, implying the formation of consciousness itself.

If this all sounds far-fetched, Gumman goes further in arguing the case for the poem with a textual acuity that would put many a scholar to shame. The poems are not constructs or masses of language built-up into structured edifices or argumentsbut fleeting glimpses into the kinetic activity of thought-in-language.

He took out his handkerchief. In order to be read, such works require minute attention to the eccentric form of each letter.

Many conservativessuch as Representative William Scherle and Saoryan Jesse Helmsobjected at the per-word amount of the award, complaining that the word was not a real poem and was not even spelled correctly. He needed something to tell the police. The ssroyan was on the newspaper where who would ever see it. But there is a certain, almost perverse, fascination in the one word poem.


Film Noir He was too excited to fall asleep. Or, in the velocity of travel implied in:. Sentences engages language at the level of the impulse of phrase: Concept of the page 2. He is the father of Strawberry and Cream Saroyan. Comments about Aram Saroyan.

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