What is visual poetry? Is it categorized as literature or visual art? How does one interpret such a work? In this essay, I explore these fundamental questions through a case study of Italian poet, Adriano Spatola and his visual poetry, Zeroglifici. Similar to his visual poetry, Spatola himself tends to escape explicit classifications. Although he was a member of Group 63, in this essay I pose the question of whether Spatola and his works can truly be considered part of the neoavanguardia.
"La fusione tra la scrittura e l’arte visiva: Adriano Spatola & la poesia visiva,"
The Kennesaw Tower Undergraduate Foreign Language Research Journal:
Vol. 4, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/kennesawtower/vol4/iss1/9