Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jonathan Bonner

From my review of Jonathan Bonner's exhibit "Pooms" at 5 Traverse in Providence:
Bonner's "Pooms" — his term for single-syllable words that he turns into a punning sound poetry — are dorky cerebral goofs. A series of letterpress prints makes concrete poetry of simple words — mud, bee, do, pig. In "Mom," for example, the arms of the Ms stretch and cradle an O between them.
Read the rest at the end here.

Jonathan Bonner, "Pooms," 5 Traverse, 5 Traverse St., Providence, April 3 to May 16, 2009.

Pictured from top to bottom: Jonathan Bonner, "MUD," 2009; "MOOT Hat," 2009; and "PIG," 2009.


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