The Cleave Poetry Webzine [ISSN: 1758-9223]

A cleave by any other name…Part 2: Greg Williamson & Octavio Paz

In discussion on February 17, 2009 at 9:54 pm

The cleave – a form waiting to be born?

It seems that a few years before the cleave form Greg Williamson invented a poetic form he called ‘Double exposure’:

Even earlier Octavio Paz experimented with similar forms.

Here are some thoughts on Greg Williamson’s Double Exposure:

And some thoughts on Octavio Paz’s ‘proto-cleaves’:



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