Hannah Weiner: Signal Flag (SMS edition)
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The SMS Portfolios were a collaboration between William Copley and Dmitri Petrov, which they published through their Letter Edged in Black Press. Involving some of the most important artists of the twentieth century, and exemplifying the community ethos of the ’60s, SMS bypassed traditional institutions to distribute the artist’s work directly to its audience. Six portfolios containing eleven to thirteen objects were produced in editions of 2000.
Signal Flag Poems by American poet Hannah Weiner consists of two folded brochures. One features pictorial translations of Weiner’s poems using the international Code of Signals for ships at sea. The other is a verbal translation of the same. Also included is Weiner’s Long Poem for Roy Lichtenstein and a pinwheel for creating chance poetry.