Tag Archives: Voice Ways

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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Driven Diving

This set of diving exercises is set in the past. It pertains to “Our Youth” in the poem of the same name by Gilles Hénault. like fools we dove again in seas of grief where twist the coral spines of … Continue reading

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French Frogs

Tour de force. Forceful turn. Gillian Sze “Sound No 5” Panicle Humans, too, imitated the frogs — koa koa! — and begin to ask questions, Quoi? Quoi? We turned to each other and hands groped, demanded, Que sexe est? or … Continue reading

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yr utopia: dreem not uv its prfekshun

bill bissett – The Gypsy Dreamer Director: Luis De Estores Described as “an evocative, multifaceted portrait of acclaimed Canadian poet, artist, singer, and peer mental health advocate, bill bissett”. “forget living a normal life that’s my message of hope, my … Continue reading

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Sound Twins

Robin Blaser sounds like Carl Sandburg. Listen to any of the recordings of Blaser at PennSound. Compare to Carl Sandburg reading from The Windy City [Chicago] from the Caedmon Poetry Collection: A Century of Poets Reading Their Work. Chi-ca-go And … Continue reading

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