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Bob Cobbing (30 July 1920 – 29 September 2002) was a British sound, visual, concrete and performance poet who was a central figure in the British Poetry Revival. Cobbing was born in Enfield and grew up within the Plymouth Brethren.

Bob Cobbing (30 July 1920 – 29 September 2002) was a British sound, visual, concrete and performance poet who was a central figure in the British Poetry Revival. He later went to Bognor Training College to become a teacher. During the Second World War, he was a conscientious objector.

Bob Cobbing was the major exponent of concrete, visual and sound poetry in Britain' Robert Sheppard, The Guardian 2002. Press alt +, to open this menu h Rhodri Davies, Noize Choir and Hugh Metcalfe. Press alt +, to open this menu. John Peel’s guest on his late-night radio show is the sound poet Bob Cobbing. Stationed alongside is the Scottish monologist Ivor Cutler. Urged on by his captivated host, Cobbing plays the tape of a recording made with his French collaborator François Dufrêne.

A Bunch of Crooks in Their Sunday Best (Domestic Ambient Noise Series).

Black and White Minstrelsy. Let Slip the Rules Let Slip the Dogs (Domestic Ambient Noise Series). Drang (Domestic Ambient Noise Series). A Bunch of Crooks in Their Sunday Best (Domestic Ambient Noise Series).

London, Writers Forum, 1993. In later poems the dance of letters, half-letters, syllables, and words on the page is score for "a ballet of the speech organs" (Victor Shklovsky).

Cobbing talks about his activities as a book store operator (he ran Better Books in London for many years, turning it into a leading distribution point for avant-garde poets) and as a publisher of visual poetry. You will hear a selection of his sound poems and an engaging interview recorded in Cobbing’s home as he talked with Charles Amirkhanian and his wife Carol. For more detailed program information and to browse other material in the Other Minds Archive visit: radiOM.

Cobbing continued the Winter Poem series - he made the cards partly as Christmas greetings - with photocopier images after he no longer had the ink duplicator. Similarly and quite differently, he revisited old themes, so that, for instance, there are three ABCs!

Bob Cobbing (30 July 1920 - 29 September 2002) was an English sound, visual, concrete and performance poet who was a central figure in the British Poetry Revival.

Bob Cobbing (30 July 1920 - 29 September 2002) was an English sound, visual, concrete and performance poet who was a central figure in the British Poetry Revival.

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