As followers of this blog will know, I have just finished participating in Geof Huth's International Pwoermd Writing Month (InterNaPwoWriMo) a month where almost as many international writers as letters in the alphabet wrote one word poems each day of the month. It is a minimalist analogue to the National Poem Writing Month, and the source of much fun, creativity, and in(ter)vention. You can read the various one word poems (pwoermds) on the blogs and Twitter feeds linked through the http://napwowrimo.blogspot.com/ site. There were some beautiful, beguiling, ridiculous, and surprising creations.
|The springuscule and summeruscule version of a new letter|
Next year, I want to go even more minimalist. I want to initiate a project where each participant creates a new letter of the alphabet each day of the month. What will we call it? International New Alphabet (Pleotmter?) Writing Month? InterNaAlphWriMo? InterNaPleoWriMo? Or maybe it will just be Regional. Or indeed confined to my desktop. A flash mob of one.
But if each participant created a single new letter each day for a month, at the end, they'd have an alphabet. Perhaps the letters could be mixed-and-matched with others. An ecumenalphabet. A letteriot. A trium(gly)phant alphaGlyphony. Or the letters could go rogue. Remain hermit and unattached. Singularities. Minuscule miniscule bangs at the beginning of new alphabetic universes. Who's in?