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 August 6, 2012 at 9:44pm

This just in from our prolific Mediterranean goddess--Blue Summer Mail Art:

And staples and red and white boats too. Can't you just feel that water? Thanks, Katerina!

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on July 16, 2012 at 5:54am

Let’s not waste 2 much time on Mon Sieur Yves! The attrocities in the Congo were reported by the Brits (Roger Casement, who was Irish and who was later executed by the UK because he tried to make a deal with the Germans to free Ireland from their rule during WW 1, see one of the latest novels of Vargas Llosa). Intersting is that in the footsteps of Casment followed Arthur Conan Doyle (yes, the writer of Sherlock Holmes): he backed the stories of Casement and published even a more gritty book, with photos to match evidences!

The horror, the horror of the Congo was translated in Conrad’s novel HEART OF DARKNESS which was translated again in Apocalypse Now, and so on, und so weiter... I could publish photos here but man, let’s have some sleep without 2 many nighty mares for once!

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on July 16, 2012 at 3:32am

Hahaha, ERNI, why would I want that the king hears poetry? Maybe on July 14 to remember him the French did a better job than the Belgians?!

Or to remember him the ghosts of Leopold II?? Who cut off the hands and feet of adults and little children in the Congo to force them to harvest rubber for the benefit of the car industry in the Western world?! I am defriending Yves M, he is a waiste of my time and an insult to my heart and empathy for the oppressed people in past and present times!

Okay, back to art and poetry now; made a new collage that is clearly inspired by the interaction with the Arab girls

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on July 14, 2012 at 5:32pm

Erni, why the hell do you think that this needs to be amplified?

I am NOT saying here GET REAL, what I am really saying here is GET YOUR OWN IMAGINATION or IMAGINE, the little girls seemed to understand this, so why don’t YOU. sir?

ALL POWER TO THE LITTLE CHILDREN (not teens, the danger of fascism is 2 big !!!)

Bifidus, I left the space to play for the kids and did not want to interrupt or interfere their games.

But it is ON my mind to return there when the fun fair starts (15 July till 15 August) and then just SHOUT some of my own poems in several tongues...

Comment by Samuel Montalvetti on July 14, 2012 at 2:41pm

Comment by Bifidus Jones on July 14, 2012 at 1:19am

How wonderful, Guido! Did you recite your poetry too?

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on July 14, 2012 at 1:15am

SCULPTURE TO SHOUT POETRY, performance with a little help of 2 Arab girls, the dad was a bit sceptic but did not mind, special moment in Brussels this afternoon!

Comment by Bifidus Jones on July 11, 2012 at 5:44pm

Erni Bar Feeding Art to the World:

But what does "Ill Ballin" mean? The colors pink and yellow will always remind me of Erni's work and I love the reliable haptic feel of every piece. Check out the envelope here folks. Erni's mail art did indeed go off scene to India before arriving at my place:

Erni also sent me a copy of BILD ZEITUNG, one of Germany's tabloids. I don't understand a lot of it but I'm having fun looking through it. Danke Herr Werewolf!

Comment by Bifidus Jones on July 11, 2012 at 3:24pm

That is one mighty big gob of haptic poetry there, Marcela!

Comment by Marcela Peral on July 11, 2012 at 1:42pm



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