Started Southwark Speaks today, working with a selection of young poets writing in response to elders’ life stories. More details to follow.
Yes. It’s possible for a Mac to fall victim to a Trojan horse, but read Zwilnik’s comment for a reality check. http://bit.ly/hrBd1S
From Found Materials’ ‘Testing Ground’ event. I was a panellist (aka poet and tech geek) among other fine panellists - Melanie Abrahams, Sarah Butler, Tom Hunter and Steve Dearden - feeding back on six proposals for innovative literature projects. Fit my niche nicely - literature, tech and supporting innovation. Again, soon?
And one of these days (when I’m not busy boning up on typography, grid based design, modern web standards AND tweaking a collection of poetry), I might actually get round to planning that series of “what YOU can do with tech today” events for literature people, as I’ve been threatening for a while now. Interested?
"If you don’t see anything for a while, it’s because I have enough respect for you to keep my mouth…"
So sayeth Dave Caolo of 52 Tiger.
Amen. And +1.
Note: much as I’m all about social media, I’m of a generation (tribe?) that doesn’t view Facebook messages as "proper" email…
RT @mettasama: Tim Seibles’ "Midnight, the Coyote, Down in the Mouth" http://youtu.be/Kf03QHCGAIs why? because I heart Seibles #poetsma …
"There are two ways of looking at a thing. Either you feel that a thing must be perfect before you…"
- WILLIAM GEDNEY: “William Gedney Journal Entry - Quoting Alfred Stieglitz” (1969)
“I used to make mixtapes back in the day / all my favourite jams on a TDK…”
It’s been a minute since I put a mixtape together, and in the time between, I’ve found 8tracks, which helps me to feel some way legal while drawing your attention to some of the music that made up the soundtrack for my January. Walking the streets with a camera in hand, leafing through volumes of poetry and poetics, writing my own, or hunched in front of a screen trying to disentangle the mysteries of CSS and cross-browser hacks, these were the songs in my ears.
“…and without any further ado, just press play”
(p.s. one track - the Sage Francis - could be described as NSFW. Not scandalously so, but consider yourself warned if you’re of a sensitive inclination. Kiddies, cover your ears. Parental advisory, and all that.)
RT @patrickrhone: Interesting "Where am I at financially?" app for freelancers (iTunes link): http://t.co/IarPc5s
And if you didn’t do the last challenge, you owe us another poem. Check the website for details. Showcase in one month. #fixuplooksharp
Barbican Poets: if you missed tonight’s session with @daddydark, you MISSED. And if you didn’t let me know you weren’t coming, shame on you.
The day begins with a beautiful note from a poet after reading my final suggestions for her manuscript. Wi-fi’s still acting up, though.
Digital Nation – thought provoking PBS documentary on the effects of technology on the way we learn and interact… http://to.pbs.org/i7aE8H
“For the next two months, poet Douglas Kearney will be Harriet’s ‘Craft Work’ blogger. ‘Craft Work’ is a Harriet feature in which poets, translators, editors, and publishers talk about the creative work done in their respective fields.”
Just found this today, and I’m looking forward to reading through the series. I’ve been meaning to study Kearney’s work in more depth - I’m interested in his linguistic gymnastics and typographic explorations, his marriage of performance and page, and of course he’s capable of some darn fine poetry in amongst all that experimentation and innovation. Write on, Mr Kearney. Write on…
- Naomi Wolf (via sonsryan)