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MuDJoB: Guest Poet

In About All Publications, About Word Works on 06/27/2011 at 19:49

A trio of poems appear in MudJob, under the banner of ‘Guest Poet’:

Kiddie Cocktail / OM / all inKlusive

Soon after publication, the collection was featured in The #poems Daily, like this:

The #poems Daily feature prompted mentions on Twitter, like this:

This merry-go-round circulation is similar to what happened with my videopoem the lake. I documented that process here.

At times like this, the Internet is great…


Thanks to Howie Good for bringing my attention to MuDJoB.

Catch & Release: A Handful of Stones

In About All Publications, About Word Works, Random Curiosities on 09/08/2010 at 04:34

Not long ago, I wrote about the human practice of assigning homo-sapiens the names of non-human animals.

Now, in a ‘stone’ called ‘Catch & Release’, I offer a cross-species sporting reference to a mate-selection ritual used by some individuals. The 22 words–in all their glory–appear in the U.K.-based web-zine A Handful of Stones. According to editor Fiona Robyn, a small stone is a very short piece of writing that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment.

To read ‘Catch & Release’,
click the fish below:

A note about the image: I captured it while staring through water, looking down at a pond, standing on the bridge behind Festetics Castle in Keszthely, Hungary–the place where ‘Catch & Release’ was conceived.

And a question:

Do you use non-human animal references to describe assorted human activities and practices?



In Random Curiosities on 08/27/2010 at 09:40

Alternative to a conventional bridal shower?

A tropical feast with Polynesian dance lessons for friends …

Play videos simultaneously to join the party:

Instructors above ↑  Guests below ↓

Flowers in orange and yellow and pink.

No footage of roasting pig, though.

dinner for 2 in Vacation town: BPR #25

In About All Publications, About Word Works, Treks on 08/24/2010 at 17:37

Sometimes I marvel at global connections:

I draft a poem in Hungary. Polish it in Canada. It’s accepted for publication in an international journal based in Germany. It appears alongside a photo by Claire Ibarra who splits time between  the USA and Peru.

Now, the poem and the photo it’s coupled with are digitally available around the world.

Here it is → dinner for 2 in Vacation town

And a link to the collection → BluePrintReview #25: the two² issue

The cast of geographically dispersed authors and artists in the issue includes:

Michael K. White, Marcia Arrieta, Ray Scanlon,
Michael Brandonisio,
Eckhard Gerdes, Molly Sutton Kiefer,
Linda Simoni-Wastila Z.Z. Boone, Changming Yuan, Kirsty Logan,
Michelle Elvy, Rose Hunter (+more), Kim Keith,
Susan Gibb (+more), satnrose, Jean Morris, bl pawelek
Sheldon Lee Compton, Smitha Murthy,
Jeff Crouch, Brad Rose, Steve Wing (+more),
Suzanne Marie Hopcroft, Tyler Cobb, Justin Kern
Karyn Eisler, Claire Ibarra (+more)


What kinds of connections inspire you?

Pop On Fire: Referential

In About All Publications, About Image Works on 06/11/2010 at 04:40

Inspiration for ‘Pop on Fire’ goes back a full year:

Last summer, POP UP Poptagon appeared in Locus Novus — an on-line journal devoted to the “synthesis of text and image and motion and sound”. The piece came together as a collaborative effort between myself and German artist Dorothee Lang. It was an exploration of the pop culture lexicon. At the time, anything and everything ‘pop’ related jumped out at me, including a ‘pop’ intensive window display for the Pop Opera on Hastings Street downtown. Here’s how it looked in its entirety:

None of the photos from my window display collection made it into that project, and I’d pretty much forgotten all about them — until now, when the memory of one of the display photos I’d taken came back to me while reading Jenny Billings’ poem entitled “Love at the Movies” in Referential Magazine. In the poem, the word ‘pop’ appears in one form or another three times:

once here: “you held the popcorn”
again here: “warm, fresh popcorn, wrapped”
and yet again: “red velvet seats popped”

When I made the connections I submitted a photo from the collection, and now it appears on the same page as Jenny’s lines.

There’s an introduction to the piece on Referential’s blog.

A direct link to the joint works is here:
Pop On Fire [Karyn Eisler] + Love at the Movies [Jenny Billings]