Contents: Graphic Poetics in History: Poems referring to themselves as material artefacts - Copyright legislation and the
definition of the poem as a commodity - The Romantic merging of text and self - The nineteenth-century development of print
technology and the increasing possibilities for graphic elaboration of texts – The Word: Modernist attempts to make poetry
material – The creation of poetry as an elite art - The critical negligence of graphic poetics in the inter-war years – The
Body: Poems as representations of sounds, paintings and organic fields - The poetic work of an author as a representation
of the body of the author – The Past: Poems as physical representations of time and space - Words as archaeological objects.