In 1970, bpNichol published the concrete poetry masterwork still water and won the Governor General's Award.
In 1990, stuart pid responded by rewriting the entire book as distilled water, the key work in launching the IZEN imprint.
In 2000, paloin biloid rerewrote the book as water detail, beginning his own exploration of allusion in concrete poetry in the water works series.
In 2005, Geof Huth rererewrote the book as water vapour, adding new colours in the process.
The 44 years of concrete creativity in these books are being celebrated with an exhibit featuring all four books in Gallery 1879, located in the lobby of Stuart's Opera House at 52 Public Square in historic Nelsonville in southeast Ohio.
The exhibit will also include Dan Waber's essay on all four books, originally published in _Open Letter_, and an encore presentation of prints from The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008.
Opening: Friday, September 26, 2014 5-9 PM
Last day: Friday, October 24, 2014
Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM and show nights (Oct. 11, 17, 19)