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Gillespie, Abraham Lincoln Jr (1895–1950) By Setz, Cathryn

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1969-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 12 June 2024, from


Abraham Lincoln Gillespie Jr was a writer, poet, and contributor to Maria Jolas and Eugene Jolas’s Little Magazine Transition. Known as ‘Linky’ or ‘Link’ to his friends, Gillespie’s writing was arguably the most flamboyant and eccentric of all the magazine’s Anglophone avant-garde content. Texts such as ‘Music Starts a Geometry’ (1927) and ‘Textighter Eye-Ploy or Hothouse Bromidick?’ (1928) combined visual aspects of the mathematical diagram with their pronouncements on modern language, which also nodded to Guillaume Apollinaire’s ‘Caligrammes’, or graphic word-poems.

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Setz, Cathryn. Gillespie, Abraham Lincoln Jr (1895–1950). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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