Your irony doesn’t please me a bit, replied the other, and you’ll not learn a thing. Check out Raymond Queneau’s tale about three alert peas. Yes, peas. “A Story as You Like It” meets hypertext here. Read/create/enjoy.
If you have always wanted to see your ideas quivering before you like a constellation of stars, you might enjoy the visual thesaurus. Type a word into the box at the top of the page. The website produces what they call a "ThinkMap" charting that word and all the associated meanings. The target audience, asContinue reading “Visualize This”
The annual Best American Poetry series is one of those publications that most poets I know love to hate. Check out a new "best of" book that chooses work published only on the Internet. I found favorites of mine, such as Peter Jay Shippy and I also "discovered" poets new to me, such as AnneContinue reading “A “Best of” for the 21st C”
Visual poet Geof Huth is always creating amazing things that I never really imagined possible. Check out his poems in the snow at Unlikely 2.0. And if you ever end up in Schenectady, New York, on a snowy day, pay close attention to everything you see.
Have you found Duotrope’s Digest to be useful? I just learned about it via Jilly’s Poetry Hut.
It is with great glee that I recently discovered the FLUXLIST. (Click here for a previous post on Fluxus.)
A new issue of Born Magazine is up. Each edition of Born features collaborations of poets, web designers, and composers. A good one to start with is Another Evening Reminiscing by Jan Weissmiller and Matt Krygowski.
The 1000 Journals Project is an ongoing experiment (can experiments be ongoing?) in which random collaborators make books together. I’ve been keeping journals for years and go to this website for instant inspiration. It’s wonderful.
I’m just learning about Canadian poet Lisa Robertson through Ron Silliman’s blog. Here’s the first few paragraphs of her manifesto, Soft Architecture: The worn cotton sheets of our little beds had the blurred texture of silk crepe and when we lay between them in the evening we’d rub, rhythmically, one foot against the soothing foldsContinue reading “Soft Architecture”
At How2, Redell Olsen has compiled a great sampling of new media art. Sentence in France allows us to navigate the map and for each town or landmark, poetry guides us. For example, "Yellow is tired but bursting with talk." The artist, Ceridwen Buckmaster, describes her work as "a map, graffiti, a measure of time."Continue reading “New Media – Selections from How2”
A friend of mine told me that he was teaching revision in one of his classes last week. None of the students claimed to have ever even heard of the word "revision" before. My friend wrote the word REVISION on the board, then he asked them to study it and make a guess as toContinue reading “Revision is a Castle in France”
Want to write a poem a day this month with a company of strangers? Shanna explains how it works on her blog. (If you start tonight you will have only missed one day!)
If you are an alterer of books, here’s a blog spot where you can share your favorite pages. (Example = Changing of the Guard 33, Dan Waber & Meghan Scott)
I had come to realize that poetry exists not in isolation (alone on its lonely page) but in transit, as experience, in the social worlds of people. For poetry to exist, it has to be given meaning, and for meaning to develop there must be communities of people thinking about it. Publishing books as IContinue reading “Lyn Hejinian on Small Press Publishing”
Is there a geographical place that seems to be the source/birth place/inspration of your creative work?