Week Thirty-Four: Concrete Poem

Meet the Concrete

Of all the forms we’ve covered so far, the Concrete Poem is unique in its emphasis on the physical form—the actual shape of the words—along with the meaning. Poetry meets typography meets graphic design in this experimental, visually inventive form.

An Original Concrete Poem

Description: Image one reads in black text, “I carry this would like a weapon.” Text of image one is shaped like a sword or dagger. Image two reads in red text, “I am invincible in my pain.” Text of image two is shaped like a shield.

Want to Learn More? Start Here:

Concrete Poems – Writer’s Digest
Concrete Poetry – Wikipedia
Concrete Poetry – Poetry Foundation

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