Tag Archives: Voice Ways

Ecologies of Performance

Aram Saroyan – Crickets Two recordings: Exhibit A Performance of “Crickets” a poem by Aram Saroyan, during Other Minds Festival 23 – Sound Poetry: The Wages of Syntax. Recorded on April 9, 2018, at ODC Theater in San Francisco, California. … Continue reading

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American Style Pasta

Noodlephant Written by Jacob Kramer Illustrated by K-Fai Steele Published by Enchanted Lion Books You will be enchanted by the creativity that goes into the pasta making and the endearing civil disobedience. After being dragged through kangaroo court, jailed in … Continue reading

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Venture a Voicing

Dare you to read this aloud (or at least subvoclaize): The experience of reading poetry aloud when you don’t fully understand it is a curious and complicated one. It’s like suddenly discovering that you can play the organ. Rolling swells … Continue reading

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Road Back to Semantics

Umberto Eco “Porta: Rhythm and The Poetic List” translated by Samuel Fleck in Piercing the Page [A formulation he repeats from the Postcript to The Name of the Rose] I said that signifiers engender a thought and not that a … Continue reading

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F R A N C O I S [fʁɑ̃swa]

A visit to the coffee shop. I know they will get my order correct and I dread how they will mangle my name. We are not in Montréal where “François” would be quite common. I usually pronounce and spell (sometimes … Continue reading

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Twitter Twatter

The book is delightfully peppered with notes that replicate little yellow stickies. One of my favourites: A twong is like a twang but more twongy. David Walliams Boogie Bear illustrated by Tony Ross And so for day 2448 26.08.2013

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Kids Stuff

They recur like structural building blocks… Alice Burdick Holler “Voices of the familiar” [ending] Musical notes, sings Hazel, and Arthur says water when he sees ducks. “Baby wheels” [ending] What’s happened to you, baby? You used to be entirely air, … Continue reading

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The Body, Its Environment, Its Exercise

Northrop Frye captured something of the imprinting that happens when good models abound. And are taken up, bodily. Now if we write in a way that we never speak, the first thing that disappears is the rhythm. It is hardly … Continue reading

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The Fullness of Words

Adrienne Rich Sources The Heyeck Press, Woodside, 1983 The poem ends with the expressed desire to rest “among the beautiful and common weeds” but recognizes there is no such rest. A phrase has occurred at intervals throughout the sequence: an … Continue reading

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Guttural From the Throat

From a villanelle by Liz Howard (“A Wake” in Infinite Citizen fo the Shaking Tent) come these lines which remind one of a wholly erotic power. If I moan from an animal throat it is in hope you will return … Continue reading

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