Concrete Poet Mary Ellen Solt Dies At 86

“Mary Ellen Solt, a poet and poetry critic who often arranged words on the page in a visual graphic, resulting in such works as ‘Forsythia,’ a poem that looks like a flowering shrub, has died. … She was a leader in the concrete poetry movement that emerged in the 1960s. It held that the visual effect of letters, words and phrases on a page is an important element in poetry.”