If, as we read in Don Ihde's Listening and Voice: Phenomenologies of Sound, perception is global rather than atomic (that is to say each sense can be isolated and studied, rather than focused on), then, perhaps we need to reexamined the marriage of the sonic and the visual (and by extension, the concrete; not sure I would want to explore an olfative and/or gustative poetry) proposed by Mallarmé and Oyvind Fahlström. Which begs the question of the performative on the page (visual poetry) and the performative on the stage (sound poetry). One way to reconciliate them is of course Claude Royet-Journoud and Anne-Marie Albiach's theater.

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