Ah the pain of break-up find some hand maidens to help you over your
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Sent: 06 March 2011 11:49
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Subject: Re: The swindle: the novel...
>>Dot Porter use to say; spew on the page, first. Then make it a poem.<<
I've come to realize the glorious usefulness of this tactic as well. It's
intimately connected to absurdity & surrealism for me, because I find that
when I let the words do the talking first they demonstrate a mind of their
own that guides the poem in very unexpected & thrilling directions. It's a
very intuitive way of writing and I've been having a lot of fun with it in
recent times, amidst otherwise rather grueling soulsearching in the wake of
a breakup (anyway who was it that said the best way to get over a woman is
to turn her into fiction?). For me this half-automatic method of writing is
about self-trust as well, coming to grips with one's subconscious swirls.
Plus the poems actually turn out really well.
On 6 March 2011 06:59, Chris Jones <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Listening to black post WW2 jazz, also a political struggle against
> racism; I have decided the Swindle novel is not as such but 90 thousand
> rough ugly words, being the first draft of a lyric poem. Dot Porter use
> to say; spew on the page, first. Then make it a poem.
> So, 90,000 words and a delete key.... in third person free indirect
> discourse... queer lyrics.
> have chronic fatigue syndrome so may be delayed in reply or brain fog
> just to let you know that's all, Chris Jones.
> Blog: http://abdevpoetics.blogspot.com/