Interesting discussion on the poetics list at the moment about Cubism. The thread began after a query as to whether there was such a thing as Cubist poetry or Cubist poets and transformed into a discussion on a Korean poet/artist Yi Sang who described himself as Cubist. He apparently used mathematics and a shifting perspective of an object in his poems. It was further mentioned that these methods were used to “run systems down into decay and collage” . My reaction to this, thus far has been “ah! Another predecessor!

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