Number Poem for Two Voices

British Poet Neil Mills wrote a series of “number poems” in the early 1970s. “Number Poem for Two Voices” was one such work. It was recorded by Mills and his wife as part of the album Koncrete Canticle: Experiments in Disintegrating Language.

Mills and his wife reading the poem:

Said Mills: “I believed that the meaning which emerged in the reading of poetry lay primarily in intonation and rhythm, and only secondarily in semantic content i.e. that what was important was how something was read, rather than what was said the human voice functioning as musical instrument.” books

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Konkrete Canticle ‎– Experiments In Disintegrating Language (record sleeve).(source)

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