Haptic Poetry

Haptic poetry combines characteristics of typography and sculpture to create work not only to be seen but to be touched. This group is for anyone who values sense of touch as much as sense of sight.

Location: Tesseract
Members: 52
Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2016

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Haptic Poetry--I wrote the Wiki Definition. Happy to Be Here

Started by Jesse Glass. Last reply by Jesse Glass Aug 17, 2011. 4 Replies

I tried to do a Haptic Anthology/show years back via my press ahadada books but my publishing partner faded.  Still interested. Interested in sculptural poems & am doing engravings in copper,…Continue

Haptic Newspaper

Started by Bifidus Jones. Last reply by Bifidus Jones Jul 24, 2011. 100 Replies

What do you all think of contributing to a Haptic-style newspaper? I volunteer to be the editor/publisher and will distribute to all Haptic Poetry members here at IUOMA. Any suggestions for a title?…Continue


Started by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat). Last reply by Erni Bär May 27, 2011. 36 Replies

ASEMICSANDPOTRASHPOHAPTICMAILART...all are welcome here ;-)Continue

Sand Book

Started by Marcela Peral. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) May 17, 2011. 156 Replies

I´ll be making a Sand Book by the Paraná River, at Rosario´s public beach in May.There´s a Perfomance meeting 5, 6 and 7 th May and I´ll be writting along the riverside all the words related to the…Continue

Tags: poetry, tactile, sandpo, haptic

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Comment by Bifidus Jones on November 12, 2012 at 3:40pm


Comment by Bifidus Jones on November 11, 2012 at 9:15pm

Haptic Werewolf sends Haptic Elk

I saw Erni's lumpy package in the mail and knew the Werewolf was sending something good. I unwrapped the first few layers to find a green burlap bag with a package in it:

Is he fantastic or what?! Looking at those large antlers, I can see that he is wise. One of those ancient forest gods. Where did you find him, Erni?

I see that the green bag is from the Hubli Hospital. I like it! Danke, Haptic Werewolf!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2012 at 3:10pm

Haptic Bifidus must visit Haptic Werewolf's blog :-)


Comment by Bifidus Jones on August 29, 2012 at 4:23pm

Correction: yesterday's mail art was actually from Gilberte Vermeulen of Antwerp. My apologies, Gilberte--there are just too many good mail artists in Belgium!

Comment by Bifidus Jones on August 29, 2012 at 12:29am

I just had to post this mail art here because Guido's envelope is so haptic--the hole, the secret window, lots of tape, the painted paper the stamps, and the brown faux crocodile envelope paper--I like it!

Inside is a sweet and tender rendering of worry and concern but also shadows of beauty and inner contemplation:

Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Vermeulen!

Comment by Bifidus Jones on August 23, 2012 at 9:59pm

The world is a better place because of UHU and Black Mountain and of course Haptic Poets

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2012 at 2:34pm

This is HAPTIC as it comes from the Haptic Werewolf...

full of great surprises,

see more here:

Serious Cerealism from the Haptic Werewolf

Comment by Bifidus Jones on August 21, 2012 at 12:53am

great photo!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2012 at 6:19pm

Haptic Werewolf is good to you, Bifidus! 

...even an onion? smashed cans and caps and all!

'Glad the little bit of BLUE Greece arrived xxx

Comment by Bifidus Jones on August 20, 2012 at 6:09pm

Today's High and Low Art is brought to you by the Haptic Werewolf of Hamburg (he doesn't make this stuff, he just finds it):

You know I LOVE IT Herr Erni--danke!!


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