Dom Sylvester Houedard

Andrew Hunt / Nicola Simpson


Riding House, 2017. Hardcover, 159pp., 9.8 x 13 inches


Widely recognised by his contemporaries as one of the leading theorists and outstanding practitioners of concrete poetry, Dom Sylevester Houédard (1924-92) is an unsung intellect of the twentieth century.

The Benedictine monk and artist is an important figure in the countercultural and transnational movements of the 1960s and early 70s, especially in the field of concrete and kinetic poetry. This publication also presents a series of ‘typestracts’ - Houédard’s deeply personal typewriter works - for the first time.