POEM(S) aka SOME MORE SONNET(S)
In 1972, Ulises Carrión produced his first artist’s book SONNET(S) which consists on 44 variations of a sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rosetti titled “Heart’s Compass”. Using the language as a material, Carrión writes Rossetti’s poem over and over again on a typewriter, in slightly different versions.
This book is considered today as Carrión’s first‘ artist’s book’, where he still uses language, but quite differently. In 2009, Michalis Pichler, in a similar approach but using mostly Word or OpenOffice, created 44 new variations and published this book, titled SOME MORE SONNET(S).