|3.12.2||/ . have expressed interest in a review of Glazier’s “Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm”, published by Salt. Mmmm; reviewing uncompromising modern poetry for geeks; that’ll be a challenge. Mind you, a nerd who reads (and writes) modern poetry—and reviews of coffee—must have a chance.|
My experiment with modernist poetry
shows me I need to understand theory.
I had a similar problem when I wanted to understand
modernist music. I ended up deciding the only way to really
understand Schoenberg’s brilliant idea was to write some
myself. You can hear the results on
I’m thinking modernist poetry might make a wonderful form for a diary—or a blog.
|3.11.8||I’ve started experimenting with poetry collages (8.11.3). This is not the same as found poetry; I write or adapt the components (I want to use good language, not something I overheard on the bus). My first effort is pretty much useless, except that it suggests the form could produce humour. I haven’t heard humour in collages before. Mmmm…|
|3.11.7||My last two poems (nation six dog and Pop Song For Guy Fawkes) have been extremely simple. They both make the point they want to make, but neither have any complexity. Perhaps I’m turning into the kind of person they take the piss out of.|
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