Scars 1

Something I wrote over ten years ago got a very good friend’s brain cells going.  It was a short poem called “The Scar Examined at Midnight.”  The friend has this secret identity – like super heroes, yes! – and he has decided to call himself John Ecko.  He writes amazing poetry which he then constructs into stunning typographic images – concrete poetry is the common term, but John prefers visual poetry.  His Eckovision site is tons of fun and I highly recommend visiting it.

Ooops, forgot what I was going to say.   John made a very clever visual poetry interpretation of the poem of mine and has posted it on his site.

Here is the LINK.   Click on the poem to get the jpeg version which you can then read in an enlarged version.

Thanks a million John Ecko!!!!!

A bit of trivia.  I typed up eckovision and it turns out there was a cool tv some decades back with the same name.

I wouldn’t mind having that.  I miss black and white television.

About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his latest poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. View all posts by matangmanok

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