Mail-art by IUOMA member Carlyle Baker (Peterborough, Canada)
May 21, 2014 - In March I shared part of a sheaf of verbal-visual pieces I received from Carlyle Baker (aka Carl Baker, Acme, etc.). Carlyle is well-known in literary mail-art and visual poetry circles (although I understand he is somewhat distrustful of the term “visual poetry”):
Carlyle Baker was exceedingly generous in the amount and range of work he sent. I must confess I had been hoping to receive just such a missive for a long time, as I have been a fan for ages and hoped to assemble a substantial collection for the MinXus USA Archives. Documenting the material has necessitated two separate postings. I share the second half of this amazing harvest now.
“Fade to Start” by Carlyle Baker
I like this piece especially (above). Carlyle Baker creates fascinating asemics, and this work challenges the traditional notion of the page by shearing it into the shape of a symbol thus creating a glyph.
“Service Man” by Carlyle Baker
“Crowd Noise” by Carlyle Baker
Self-portrait by Carlyle Baker
Again, profuse thanks Carlyle Baker - a fellow traveler for sure!