Aetui: Pentagram Poems by Jessica Hagy
Aetui is a collection of visual poetry. Using the pentagram as a scaffolding, these poems connect concepts in tangential ways: these are puzzles to solve as much as poems to read, relaying visual information via a new poetic form.
In these poems, the pentagram represents the power of the tangential: how proximity can inform connectivity, how disparate concepts can intertwine, and how a sense of understanding can be triggered by the juxtaposition of ideas.
By interlacing five points: A, B, C, D, and E, we can see not just individual connections, but also notice themes, the absurdity of the everyday, and other cerebrally tingly verbal interplays.