Concrete poetry appeals more of your visual sense along with its message. The visual portion of poem is served with forms and patterns of letters, words and typography. The letters and words are shaped and written in different ways to represent something visually that you are writing on.

For instance: If you write a concrete poem on cat then you are supposed to craft letters and  words in the shape of cat which is visually as well as arguably adequate.

Concrete Cat by Dorthy Charles

Read the analysis and summary of Concrete Cat by Dorthy 

Concrete poetry is also known as shape poetry in which image plays vital role than words to convey message.


Concrete/ shape poetry was practiced in Greek Alexandria during 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE however very few of them are part of Greek anthology now. This PDF document also delves more into history-in-depth of concrete poetry.

Read more about history here.

The following screenshot demonstrates ancient concrete poetry which are part of Greek Anthology. Explore more about them here.

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Resourceful sites for concrete poetry:

  1.  This video deals more with concrete poetry. :
  2. This video shows you to type it. Generally, we come across lot more difficulty to type whereas it may require you to be techie as well. This tutorial kind of video helps you.
  3. You can get this book online or your book store “The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century”  which talks more about recent concrete poetry.



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