Nota bene: This is a special limited edition edition of El punto ciego--printed on superior archival stock paper with vivid color prints throughout ... Physiologically speaking, "The Blind Spot" (El punto ciego) refers to that area of the eye, the retina, to be precise, where the optic nerve emerges--ironically, sans any light sensitive cells, it cannot "see." From a literary standpoint, then, THE BLIND SPOT reveals itself as a metaphor that contains the main objective of this handsome, full color Special Edition book of art/literature: more than revealing the modernity, avant garde, or novelty of experimental poetry, it points out the importance of what, until now, has remained in Argentina in that exact position in which the majority of the public has *not seen it, demonstrating that visual poetry has been with us forever. EL PUNTO CIEGO shows this by establishing a "cut" that defines the genre through the works of 70 authors, and the mainstreams of visual poetry in Argentina through the ages. While most of the texts are written in Spanish, the visual poems will be easily enjoyed by readers of any language. This is the third volume in SDSU Press's / Hyperbole Books's Bi Sheng / Juan Pablos Digitovisuo Artifacts Series--a catalogue dedicated to archiving significant works that explore the collusion, complicity, and fusion of word and image in art, literature, film, and beyond.
SPECIAL PRINTING LIMITED EDITION COLOR PAPERBACK / ISBN-10: 1-938537-95-5 / ISBN-13: 978-1-938537-95-0 /