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Joan Brossa
La punxada al bastó
The Stick's Poke
1988
How did the idea of visual poems arise? It began in 1951 with an exhibition of Dau al Set at the Galeria Caralt, which included texts of mine. I had three poems that, for want of another name, were called experimental poems because they were built using objects: a hammer, a playing card, an altered nail, etc. I felt the need to try things out, to find a new measure to the poem, just like when in the theatre I needed a third dimension to the plain text of the written poem, beyond the traditional conventions of drama. Adventure has always interested me. When it was essentially literary poetry, I realised that I could spend my life doing odes and sonnets. In my early literary essays I gave great importance to language, the bulk of the language, but I saw that this was just a trick and I had to find a new concept. One day, João Cabral de Melo told me he appreciated my poetry, full of images and brilliant, but that it was like an eye that sees but doesn’t look. Thus began what I call essentialist poetry, for lack of a better name. Lladó, Ramon: ‘Entrevista a Joan Brossa: el poeta en estat d'aventura’, El Temps (11 June 1990), pp. 76–79
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original title
La punxada al bastó
year of acquisition
2011
type of object
Object
dimensions
89 x 13 x 13 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Joan Brossa Fund. Long-term loan of Fundació Joan Brossa
registration number
R.4882
date
1988
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
Wood, metal and plastic
edition number
Ed. S/N d'edició de 3
Copyright
© Fundació Joan Brossa, VEGAP, Barcelona
original title
La punxada al bastó
registration number
R.4882
date
1988
year of acquisition
2011
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
type of object
Object
media
Wood, metal and plastic
dimensions
89 x 13 x 13 cm
edition number
Ed. S/N d'edició de 3
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Joan Brossa Fund. Long-term loan of Fundació Joan Brossa
Copyright
© Fundació Joan Brossa, VEGAP, Barcelona
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