Tuesday, March 27, 2012
54. We will be devoured. } So says the oracular dun.
Featured at the last Inescapable Rhythms, a collaboration between Joanna Solfrian and host Kristin Kostick. Kristin took a poem of Joanna’s and used it to make a poem of her own, Joanna took one of Kirstin’s, etc. They called the results translations. Apt enough.
Tho not an active collaboration, I took the form, key words, and images from Joanna’s “Yellow Afternoon” and made a poem of my own: “Yellow sun covered brown with coffee grounds. / Amber air covers over cities of cardboard / boxes, a light that ambles along the rippled Amazon.” etc, etc.—I’ll spare you the whole poem.
Julie Choffel came too, and in the spirit of the evening’s projects read the poem from her The Hello Delay that took “we” from Juliana Spahr.