If you've already heard of concrete poetry, you probably think of it as something like the above poem. "While many readers now associate the term “concrete poetry” with poems whose outlines depict a recongnizable shape--John Hollander's collection Types of Shape, for example—the ideas behind concrete poetry are much broader. In essence, works of concrete poetry are as much pieces of visual art made with words as they are poems. Were one to hear a piece of concrete poetry read aloud, a substantial amount of its effect would be lost." (poets.org)
Consider exactly what you can do with the shape of the poem or with the image of words on a page to produce an idea. Is this a poem?
Check out UduWeb's collection of concrete and visual poetry. What do you think about these "poems?"