Line Vocabulary, is a new book of poems and images by Arild Vange and Per Formo translated from Norwegian by Neil Davidson.
This new book plays with a series of tactile, erotic encounters between figures, submarines, economics, plants and movements. It frames his writing in a tightly constrained format where tiny fragments pattern two broad forms: firstly, of expansion and contraction through nine letters of the alphabet in relation to vertical forms, standing figures; and secondly through a series of almost pastoral, horizon based accumulations of images. The poems were written in response to Per Formo’s digital drawings and vice versa; the constraints employed in the construction of the images being echoed in the constraints used in the writing process: syllables, letters, number of lines etc.
Available from Aye Aye Books, Glasgow