Tell Us

Okay.  Tell us about your very first publication.  An email from fiction writer Ann Bogle led me to start thinking about this question.  She told me that for her first poetry publication, only a vanity press would do. 

100,000,000,000,000 Poems by Raymond Queneau

Rereading the Oulipo Compendium tonight.  Here are some lines that caught my eye.  They’re from Queneau’s 100,000,000,000,000 Poems.  The poems of this sequence are sonnets–of a sort. The lines of these sonnets are interchangeable.  In other words, line 11 of any sonnet could be exchanged with line 11 of any of the other sonnets inContinue reading “100,000,000,000,000 Poems by Raymond Queneau”

Brave Combo

Have you ever done a project that crossed genres?  Maybe a painting with your writing in it?  Dance combined with poetry?  I like that kind of thing, as you might guess from the fact that I somehow rationalize adding photography to almost every post I make to this blog about writing.