In her poem, “Lipchitz,” Gertrude Stein wrote: “When I know him I look at him for / him and I look at him for him and I look at / him for him when I know him. / I like you very much.”
Created entirely in the lo-fi of Microsoft Word, the following vispo spreads are from my manuscript, JACQUES LIPCHITZ, which is a book-length visual love poem built upon typographical recreations of the artist’s sculptural biography, and where appropriate, some of my story as well.
Paul Siegell is the author of wild life rifle fire, jambandbootleg and Poemergency Room. He is a senior editor at Painted Bride Quarterly and has contributed to American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Redivider, and many other fine journals. In 2015, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book featured Paul in the Public Poetry Project. Kindly find more of his work – and concrete poetry t-shirts – at “ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL” (paulsiegell.blogspot.com) and @paulsiegell.