Wednesday, April 30, 2014

InterNaPwoWriMover: At lash is all over




I fell behind my International Pwoermd Writing Month writing due to many commitments, the best of which was a trip last week to the Yukon for readings at the Yukon Writers Festival and the Yukon Young Authors Conference where I gave two days of workshops to some very engaged students. The picture pictured is of the Museum of Nostalgia at Haines Junction on the edge of Kluane National Park.


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

signternational one's sigh fits all powered writing mince

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Printernational Pwormed Writhing Mulch


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metaphorhouse


gospell


alibible


Judigasm


believermore


thenware


heathensome


eventuneful


ovasong


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grim rebirds


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relapsetop


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Inter Pw Wr Mo: flowerish

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Unicorn Sonnet without guns, cats, laser eyes, or rainbows




My friend and collaborator Craig Conley has posted a prose poem sonnet of mine about springtime and unicorns. (I know….) But it's not what you think. Really.

It's here

Monday, April 14, 2014

Two musical settings of the same poem from Moon Baboon Canoe

In my new book, Moon Baboon Canoe, I have a poem entitled Song ("Old Mother.")

I've set this poem to music twice, each time completely differently. I wrote a version (with water sounds and tin whistles) as part of music for a dance piece (which included a setting of Rilke) by Project in Motion in New Mexico. This setting was lyric and very water based. (The show was called "Aqua.") It's here:

 

The second setting is spooky and shamanistic, but created with voice synthesis and drum sounds.

 

I like both versions and find it really interesting how a single poem can have such a different effect.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Oursonata: Ursonatathingallurtogetheruratonce.



I was listening to Eric Schmaltz's great autotuned version of Christian Bök's performance of Kurt Schwitters' Ursonate and it occurred to me to wonder what a bunch of simultaneous performances of the work would sound like.

So.

Here are brilliant performances by Christian Bök, Anat Pick, Christopher Butterfield, and Jaap Blonk of the beginning of the Ursonate all played at the same time. Accidentally, there was some processing that occurred—it's particularly noticeable on Christian's version—but the robots want the poetry they want, so I left it. And it sounded pretty interesting. (All of the performances are taken from Ubuweb.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

InterNaPwoWriMo 2014: We paint with words that aint.



Of course you've ajarred your calendoors because it's InterNaPwoWriMo again (International Pwoermd Writing Month agon.) So all the pwoermad pwoermdists are firing up the p.www.oermd and wwwwriting pwoermds, which is, which are, one word poems which exist without titles.

I can hear the greif-strrickken cries of autocorrects all over the wwwworld. They know it aint so, but it is: we paint with words that aint but make them so. Just so.