The Fringe of Symmetry

I found this videopoem through my friend Laura Mullen, who posted it on facebook. The video is inspired by the poem “Going West” by Maurice Gee. The video is sponsored by the New Zealand Book Council. Fasten your reader’s seat belt. Credits: Film for NZ Book Council Produced by Colenso BBDO and Animated by Andersen… Continue reading The Fringe of Symmetry

Eclipse the Light & Crudely Divide by Amy King

Milk is a mythical moth that sees its own heart, mostly in summer. Some kind of pillow moves me too and dissolves my palate; I cannot taste the shabby white wings and behold each shadow’s infancy beneath the definition of sleep. I’m the kind of person who rides between towns in terra cotta music, green’s… Continue reading Eclipse the Light & Crudely Divide by Amy King

Fonder a Care Kept by Heidi Lynn Staples

I was barn. I was razed. I was mot this flame with no’s sum else blue’s blame noir yearning down the house. No, it was I and I blank I bandit blather that louse that fiddle-dee-dee little lame chimera that came as the name yes different. I wracked my refrain, that blousy souse. I was… Continue reading Fonder a Care Kept by Heidi Lynn Staples

Toon Tune by Gustave Morin

This is part of a series of post on Visual Poetry that Geof Huth did for the Poetry Foundation.  Here's an excerpt about Gustave Morin's fun example of VisPo: Gustave Morin's primary form is the collage poem. His "toon tune" is a remarkable piece of craftsmanship. Its sixty-three individual fragments of text are cut into… Continue reading Toon Tune by Gustave Morin

Get Your New Poetics at Delirious Hem

This month the amazing women of Delirious Hem are posting new writings on poetry and poetics.  Every few days a new essay is presented by poets such as Hoa Nguyen and Evie Shockley.  Visit early and often. [cool quilt art called tsunamisquare by Camilla Engman via flickr]

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Borges and Wii

This article by Noam Cohen published in the  New York Times suggests that Borges’ fiction foreshadowed (if you will) the brave new world of the web. Cohen refers us to “Borges 2.0: From Text to Virtual Worlds” by Perla Sassón-Henry, which I haven’t read yet, but the idea sounds right to me.  I like it.… Continue reading Borges and Wii

Dusting for Prints

The subject is distant from and dark. The subject is seen through glass. The subject reflects, or has a luminous body. If you feel you can no longer pray, care less, don’t be selfish. Was he an artist? I remember him cutting a sword out of wood, and painting it gold. "Arms" seems wrong. It’s… Continue reading Dusting for Prints

No one belongs here more than you

Check out this website promoting Miranda July’s new book, No one belongs here more than you.  I laughed my way through the whole thing.  (via Brent Goodman)