Friday, May 27, 2011

Video of Three Spam Emails Sonnet



A video rendition of a sonnet inadvertently created for me by three email spammers and published in Vallum 8:1.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

MUSIC FOR WRITERS 3: The Music of Spitch


The third installment in my guest post series MUSIC FOR WRITERS for LemonHound. This one explores the relationship between spoken words and music.

I write about Steve Reich, Paul Lansky, Sarah Palin, Rene Lussier, Monteverdi, Arnold Schoenberg, John Somebody, Leonard Cohen, and a duck.

Here is is.

I THINK OF NO ONE







I THINK OF NO ONE




then someone running 
or not running 


the water carries the streets
the wind takes the sky 


a blue bruise 
everything able to rise and perish


rises and perishes
there are no graves

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Birds



THE BIRDS
after Todd Rose

no pair of birds

should ever

be seen

as being just

or necessary

and no result

of a pair of birds

should ever

be seen as

victory

or success



every pair of birds

should be understood

as a tragic

failure

of catastrophic

proportions

a failure of birds

to act

with intelligence

creativity generosity

kindness faith

and respect



in the end

we will remember

not the birds

of our enemies

but the silence

Monday, May 02, 2011

International Pwoermd Writing Month and the *New* International New Alphabet Writing Month



gh2oti

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?


murmurmur

Sunday, May 01, 2011

InterNaPwoWriMore 30: six: sic(sic)



filllllllled


aintological


hiiiiiivemiiiiiind


loudsaucing


allowedsourcing


NaClty


pondh2o


r(h2)aindr(o)p


doremi(sic)cal


emu(sic)al


fayuhllduh


spellinng


abracadaver


karmachamelon


bl nd


exc!amat!on


exlambation


bitterswept


weepink


extrafinery


o)newords


meremur / murmere
 
murmurmur


sublinimal


whispker


wispdom