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February 22, 2013
February 20, 2013
jen tagged me in this series of self-interviews. so here is me talking about a manuscript i don’t even know yet who, if anyone, will want to publish. ah, well. enjoy
What is/was the working title of the book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
i found that some of the bands i like have inspiring titles for some of their songs so i started exploring what kind of poems a song-title like ”the physical impossibility of death in the mind of Jerry Springer” to name but one could yield
What genre does your book fall under?
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
i think it might be interesting if the members of the bands that inspired the poems would play the parts of members in one of the other bands
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
it’s quite possible that rock’n'roll is noise pollution after all
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
the first poems were written in 2008 & the last a few weeks ago, so a little less than 5 years
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
in order of appearance; NoMeansNo, New Model Army, Iron Maiden & Chumbwamba. also the first poem written came out of a dream a bit too interesting to be a nightmare
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
80 pages of things you didn’t know could would or should be poetry, maybe?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
neither. since when do poets & agencies agree on anything? i’ve started submitting it, so now it’s time for the waiting game
November 14, 2012
Lars Palm’s book is also published by corrupt press, and is only conceptual in that it loosely groups what the back cover calls ‘verses and prose poems’. The same blurb writer also succinctly points out tha ‘Palm’s work is carefully built to look effortless’, which hits the nail right on the head. Palm’s texts remind me of Robert Creeley’s: short burts of music documenting thought process apparently as it happens. There are frozen images, declarations of love, narrative prose poems, and moments of jet(or travel)-lagged surrealism. Palm also boasts a superb beard on the back cover, which he comments upon in one of his short poems:
1 1:ix: 10)
people in terror
of my beard
This is a wonderful book of impulsive and magical, lyrical poetry.
October 25, 2012
petra made a video of the poetry walk in mulhouse this past june. most (if not all) the people who participated are in it
October 22, 2012
October 13, 2012
October 9, 2012
greying ghost press has published the small sequence i wrote this summer in Mulhouse as a free pamphlet (pictured on the left) to go with chapbook orders or “available by special request”. six little pieces each dedicated to a poet who took part in the poetic walk through town
September 26, 2012
August 29, 2012
listening to the radio earlier today having morning coffee i stumbled upon a show about the local gender neutral pronoun. head woken. questions. when kari edwards published a new book or set of poems it was hir new work. that’s easy. what gender identity would/could/did kari edwards subscribe to? is there a useful alternative in english to he or she? i think most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable as an ”it”. & if we move to spanish where just about everything has a gender. what could be a spanish gender neutral pronoun? is the option they’ve adopted in argentine, where you may freely choose if you’re a he or a she, the only realistic one?. ah, questions