Ugo Carrega

Ugo Carrega,  In Sei Parole , 1971  I have found very little Anglophone writing on the poetry of Ugo Carrega, so I have been muddling my way through some Italian introductions to his work. Part of the  poesia visiva  movement - which Giovanna Wedel de Stasio has defined as “a phenomenon indigenous to Italy, which emerged from modern mass culture and which, unlike visual poetry, does not rely on linguistic structures alone” (1989: 137) - Carrega was active from the 1950s onward, and in the 1960s served as editor for TOOL, a “little magazine” based in Milan.

Ugo Carrega, In Sei Parole, 1971

I have found very little Anglophone writing on the poetry of Ugo Carrega, so I have been muddling my way through some Italian introductions to his work. Part of the poesia visiva movement - which Giovanna Wedel de Stasio has defined as “a phenomenon indigenous to Italy, which emerged from modern mass culture and which, unlike visual poetry, does not rely on linguistic structures alone” (1989: 137) - Carrega was active from the 1950s onward, and in the 1960s served as editor for TOOL, a “little magazine” based in Milan.