In his article Minimalism in Poetry, John Holcombe states, "minimalism may derive more from Dadaism, concrete poetry and haiku, and it certainly presents parallels to the visual arts." Some minimalist poets such as George Swede use just one or two words to create an entire poem. This makes the choice of each word extremely important. Other times, the author will use unusual word placement to make a point. One example is Adam Gamble's poem, which simply reads:
Hold on tight to your
This short poem demonstrates how word placement can be just as important as the words themselves.