Out of Kassel, Germany, Jurgen Olbrich has been a juggernaut in mail art, performance art, and conceptual installation since the early 1980s. Receiving an envelope from him stuffed with postcards and other ephemera always made my day. It's been a delight to reconnect with him this year. Life's long yet a decade's absence abcesses.
In the 1980s, SCORE published several pages of Jurgen's autopoems (see here). Jurgen writes these poems by transcribing the license plates that pass him during a thirty minute period. Below are two recent autopoems, the first composed in Berlin, the second in Frankfurt. Not only conceptual poems (preceding and surpassing the Goldsmith tedium), both also offer up themselves as sound poetry scores.