The New Concrete is a major new anthology of visual poetry edited by Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe and published by Hayward Publishing (July 2015). The book represents visual poetry published from 2000 to the present day and suggests ways in which the original concrete movement of the 1950s and ’60s has been built upon, developed and redefined by subsequent generations of poets and artists.
The anthology gathers work created internationally since 2000 and includes new work by concrete poets including Vito Acconci, Augusto de Campos, Henri Chopin, Paula Claire, Bob Cobbing, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Furnival, Ilse Garnier, Pierre Garnier, Eugen Gomringer, Hansjorg Mayer, Franz Mon, Edwin Morgan and Décio Pignatari as well as new work by Jordan Abel, mIEKAL aND, Fiona Banner, Simon Barraclough, Michael Basinski, Erica Baum, Caroline Bergvall, Derek Beaulieu, Jaap Blonk, Christian Bök, Sean Bonney, Pavel Büchler, Francesca Capone, Antonio Claudio Carvalho, Thomas A. Clark, Tom Comitta, Judith Copithorne, Simon Cutts, Natalie Czech, Bob Dahlquist, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Jesse Patrick Ferguson, Peter Finch, Alec Finlay, Rachel E. Foster, S.J. Fowler, Philip Gallo, John Giorno, Marco Giovenale, Roel Goussey, Scott Helmes, Henningham Family Press, Sophie Herxheimer, James Hoff, Jenny Holzer, Geof Huth, Leandro Katz, Tom Jenks, Julie Johnstone, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Sarah Kelly, John Kinsella, Anatol Knotek, Christopher Knowles, Márton Koppány, Richard Kostelanetz, Daniel Lehan, Simon Lewty, Liliane Lijn, Tony Lopez, Steve McCaffery, Donato Mancini, nick-e melville, Stuart Mills, Gustave Morin, Rick Myers, Tom Phillips, Jörg Piringer, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, David Miller, Robert Montgomery, Clemente Padin, Colin Sackett, W. Mark Sutherland, Cia Rinne, Greg Thomas, Sue Tompkins, Andrew Topel, Cecil Touchon, Nick Thurston, Barrie Tullett, André Vallias, Nico Vassilakis, Emmanuelle Waecklerlé, Sam Winston and others.
The introduction is written by Kenneth Goldsmith and the book contains afterwords by Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe.
The New Concrete is available to order here