Image ABOUT THE ARTIST/AUTHOR: Joel Lipman has worked for years with rubber stamps, creating poems on yellowing pages torn out of old books. This technique produces an interplay between the apparently unrelated base text and Lipman’s overtext. (Read more at A teacher at the University of Toledo, his recent work includes an illustrated preface to the republication of Bern Porter’s Found Poems (Nightboat Books, 2011).

ABOUT VISUAL POETRY: The child of both poetry and the visual arts, visual poetry has a double set of interests — words and imagery — and its forms are myriad. Some visual poets write traditional poems that require a certain visual context to provide meaning, while other visual poets focus entirely on letter shape. (Read Geof Huth‘s article at