Mike Snider's Formal Blog at the Sonnetarium :
poems, mostly metrical, and rants and raves on poets, poetry, and the po-biz
Updated: 6/26/08; 9:09:38 PM.

 

ME & MINE











AIM: poemando


RESOURCES














NON-POETRY BLOGS













POET'S SITES: MOSTLY BLOGS





























































































































Click to see the XML version of this web page.

Click here to send an email to the editor of this weblog.

 
 

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Huzzah! for the first reading from POTELCOM: Global Telecommunication Giants of Poetry, organized by Shanna Compton and featuring Aaron McCollough. Technically flawless where I was, a lot of fun, and good to hear a few voices (Shanna's and Aaron's, Stephanie Young's, Katey Nicosia's) to place with blogs. I hope there's more to come.

Without the texts, and with my sieve of a memory (there's a reason I like rhyme and meter) I have nothing to add to the accounts from Stephanie and Katey except a very brief note on a couple of the formal aspects (surprised?) of Aaron's poems. Except for his final piece, he read pairs of poems, the first of each pair called "Letter from Prison" and the second called "Prisoners Read." The firsts were first-person, more discursive, with near-prose syntax, while the seconds were full of half-rhymes and inverted double phrases, strongly rhythmic. Water imagery everywhere, and he did a fine job of setting them up with a brief introduction. The last poem, "Confessional," came out of Herbert—by way of Lowell, Aaron said, though I couldn't hear that aspect. I could hear the ghost of the 17th century through everything, though Burton was missing. Maybe in other poems. Hey, I told you it would be brief. :-)


11:54:22 PM    comment: use html tags for formatting []  trackback []

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

2008 Michael Snider.



Click here to visit the Radio UserLand website.
 




April 2004
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  
Mar   May


ARCHIVES

Mar 2008
Feb 2008
Jan 2008
Dec 2007
Nov 2007
Oct 2007
Sep 2007
Aug 2007
Jul 2007
Jun 2007 (empty)
May 2007
Apr 2007
Mar 2007
Feb 2007
Jan 2007 (empty)
Dec 2006 (empty)
Nov 2006 (empty)
Oct 2006
Sep 2006 (empty)
Aug 2006
Jul 2006
Jun 2006
May 2006
Apr 2006
Mar 2006
Feb 2006
Jan 2006
Dec 2005
Nov 2005
Oct 2005
Sep 2005
Aug 2005
Jul 2005
Jun 2005
May 2005
Apr 2005
Mar 2005
Feb 2005
Jan 2005
Dec 2004
Nov 2004
Oct 2004
Sep 2004
Aug 2004
Jul 2004
Jun 2004
May 2004
Apr 2004
Mar 2004
Feb 2004
Jan 2004
Dec 2003
Nov 2003
Oct 2003
Sep 2003
Aug 2003
Jul 2003
Jun 2003
May 2003
Apr 2003
Mar 2003
Feb 2003
Jan 2003
Dec 2002
Nov 2002
Oct 2002
Sep 2002