Postmodern Collage Poetry

A blog about writing collage poetry, post modern poetry, multi lingual poetry

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Collage and Poetry's Relevance

There has been much written and lamented regarding the Relevance of poetry vis a vis other types of art. Here in Chicago this has been addressed somewhat by the Slam phenomenon but I do not know if this is the answer. I myself have found that collage and fusion could create something new. A collage of images, words, ideas and even textures could be transformative for poetry.

Pound did this in some way with the Cantos fusing languages, images and sounds into a new form. I think however that too many writers today are masters of gimmicks.

I went to a reading by Peter Gizzi last month-- at the wonderful Danny's reading series. He is the kind of poet who I can relate to so generous and his work is well crafted while being avant garde. I think that this is the problem with many 'relevant' poetics and poets that craft has been ignored.

Been working on something new

Crack Pot Theories

Our new Installation section shows you how to install plumbing for a bathroom, kitchen, garage and make your wife go crazy! infantle tantrums with name-calling interrupted by bits of Bible verses and ideas about the end of the world. Elaborating an anti-Home Depot mythos is a key poetic ambition. His central, focal hatred was directed at Clowns and he never repented it. attempts by his acolytes to ignore his monomania this is shameful. For all his mumbo-jumbo about Circuses and economics, he was in essence a Anti Clown
“the mental patient Ezra Pound the raving anti-Semite is our guest at Home Depot we are buying tile and soap and screws and a porch swing for him to enjoy

Megaloscrumptious Antipasto men smear the bruschetta on the toast and let the blood red tomato drip onto the floor. Design for the experienced do-it-yourselfer, "Advanced Home Plumbing" contains detailed step-by-step instructions, clearly illustrated with color photographs to walk you through every stage of your project. Deferred my passion to relieve myself of this untold tale of steam showers and toilets that self clear