What is Oulipo? And the question I ask are any of us genuine poets.
Or does all humanity have that ability with language.
Douglas Clark, Bath, England mailto: [log in to unmask]
Lynx: Poetry from Bath .......... http://www.bath.ac.uk/~exxdgdc/lynx.html
On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, KENT JOHNSON wrote:
> Martin Walker said, about my comment that poetry is illusion,
> >what is the reality it covers?
> Good question, Martin. The reality of illusion, I gather... Not that I'm
> sure about that or anything else when it comes to these
> discussions about the nature of poetry... You aren't either, are you?
> Sorry to be obsfuscating, I wish I weren't. But you know what the
> Heart Sutra says: "Form is emptiness, emptiness is form." What's
> a bloke to do?
> Question for Douglas: If mathematics is from the mind of God and
> poetry is made of mud and brittle bones, do we poets stand a
> better chance of touching truth by joining Oulipo?