And me, so busy reading petc, that I hadn't checked that out. But will
be off to hear all those others, & Bök, who is the Sound Poetry Master
around here these days....
On 11-Sep-08, at 8:57 AM, Sheila Murphy wrote:
> You'll be GREAT, Doug! Wish I could be there to cheer for you! Sheila
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 7:20 AM, andrew burke <[log in to unmask]>
>> from edmontonpoetryfestival.com:
>> Event Spotlight: Insomnicidal Kleptomania
>> On Friday, September 12, 2008 the Edmonton Poetry Festival presents
>> Insomnicidal Kleptomania: An Evening of Experimental Verse and Sound
>> Poetry. It takes place at the ARTery: 9535 Jasper Avenue, doors at
>> 6:30 show at 7:00. Featured readers include sound poetry guru Doug
>> Barbour and the inimitable presence that is Christian Bök. Locals
>> Rogers, Joel Katelnikoff, Christine Stewart, Jeff Carpenter, Michael
>> Gravel, and Glenn Robson & Tonguebath round out the lineup.
>> "It's going to be a night of off-the-wall poetry that really goes to
>> the edge," says primo organizer Jeffrey Carpenter. "There'll be a
>> wedding cake with no wedding, a crocodile with no teeth, and a
>> billboard with no legs. Like I say, it'll be out there." When asked
>> about the nature of the dark art of sound poetry, Carpenter kind of
>> scratches his head. "You have to hear it to understand it. You have
>> meet the artist halfway. It's all about rhythm, repetition, and
>> building a piece with sound." Christian Bök and Doug Barbour will
>> undoubtedly kick out great examples of this fascinating field of
>> poetic endeavour.
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Language is sound as sense.
Music is sound as sound.
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