paperback, 436 pages, 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in
Publication Date: 2011
In celebration of Bern Porter’s Centennial, his classic text, Found Poems, comes roaring back into print in a handsome new edition featuring two essays contextualizing his remarkable life and work. As Dick Higgins said, “Porter’s Found Poems have the same seminal position as Duchamp’s objets trouvées.” This book collects Porter’s strongest “Founds,” his combinations of mass-media images and text that he used to reflect American culture as in a funny-house mirror: twisted but true. With essays by David Byrne, Joel Lipman, and Mark Melnicove. Color photographs.
“Here is the hidden literature of the 20th century. Hidden in plain sight.” —David Byrne