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Re: Remains To Be Seen (a new collection of work new and old by Halvard Johnson)

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James Cervantes <[log in to unmask]>

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Poetryetc: poetry and poetics

Date:

Sat, 3 Sep 2011 17:42:22 -0700

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Who knows where they're coming from?  Is it "If it's not in print, it's not
(real) poetry"?  Or, "It's free, so how can it be good?"  Or maybe, "There
was no editorial selection process; it's an ego trip by a poet"?  Or all
three?

- Jim

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 3:32 PM, Halvard Johnson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I hear where you're coming from, Andrew. My short-form response is "Let
> them
> eat cake," which translates in this context to "Let those who don't read
> screens print the stuff out and hold it in their hands." I'll take the
> screen route, myself. I don't need boxes of books lying around the house
> unread. Cheaper too, and I don't have to deal with pesky publishers.
>
>
> Serving the tri-state area.
>
> Hal
>
> Halvard Johnson
> ================
>
> [log in to unmask]
> http://sites.google.com/site/halvardjohnson/Home
> http://entropyandme.blogspot.com
> http://imageswithoutwords.blogspot.com
> http://www.hamiltonstone.org
> <http://www.hamiltonstone.org/>
> http://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/home
> <http://www.hamiltonstone.org/>
> *Remains To Be Seen<
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tII1LvsGmJpmLby_dyie77p3D2u2sAwcJL3TuW5T-nY/edit?hl=en_US
> >
> , Sonnets from the Basque & Other
> Poems<
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/16pWoy7FBSWyCLWpz0hhI-i0BOYjSBeUiqfWBmJF3g64/edit?hl=en_US
> >
> , Mainly Black<
> https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1i_JGJ_FqQldEnUq7cwjV8giYykz_tsGbTkC2EkAP3IM&hl=en&pli=1#
> >
> , **Obras Públicas<
> https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/halvard-johnson-obras-publicas
> >
> ; **The Perfection of Mozart's Third Eye and Other
> Sonnets<
> http://www.scribd.com/doc/27039868/Halvard-Johnson-THE-PERFECTION-OF-MOZART-S-THIRD-EYE-Other-Sonnets
> >
> ; **Organ Harvest with Entrance of
> Clones<
> http://www.amazon.com/Harvest-Entrance-Clones-Halvard-Johnson/dp/0965404390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283182804&sr=8-1
> >
> ; **Tango Bouquet<
> https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ATDp6rzKkBkhZGZwand2cHdfOWc1Mnh3Zw&hl=en
> >
> ; **Theory of Harmony<
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fall04/theory1.pdf
> >
> ; **Rapsodie espagnole<
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/rapsodi.pdf
> >
> ; **Guide to the Tokyo
> Subway<
> http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Tokyo-Subway-Other-Poems/dp/0971487316/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283183153&sr=1-3
> >
> ; **The Sonnet Project<
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/hsonnet.pdf
> >
> ; **G(e)nome <http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fall03/genome.pdf>; **Winter
> Journey <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.winter.html>;
> **Eclipse<http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.eclipse.html>
> ; **The Dance of the Red Swan <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.dance.html
> >;
> *
> *Transparencies & Projections <
> http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.transp.html>
> *
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 4:50 PM, andrew burke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Good idea, Hal. I have others of your works safely housed on my computer
> -
> > but there are still many people who refuse to read on screen. Admittedly
> > they are not poets looking to read other poets, but 'lay' people with a
> > lifetime of print literature as their reading fare. My novel, BLUE ROSE,
> is
> > out there as an enovel - people can read it on ereader devices or on
> their
> > computer as a pdf, and at a tiny price too, but I still get people who
> say
> > they will wait until it is in print. Poets and poetry are a different
> bag,
> > and the screen does facilitate the universal exposure of poems at the
> best
> > price possible, so I shall upload, read and save your poems, with thanks
> to
> > their creator - but I'd still like to hold them as print matter in my
> > hands.
> > It's a changing scene and I'm of an age where my walls are insulated by
> > books, books and more books.
> >
> > ... but I am also a retired gent on a pension, so free access to this
> much
> > literature from a writer I admire is an enormous joy personally, so I
> thank
> > you warmly (in the cold atmosphere of pre-dawn light).
> >
> > Off to feed the dogs now. Later I shall read live at a festival event -
> > where some of the young poets read works off their handheld devices. One
> -
> > almost ten years ago now - used a laptop to read his poems through, his
> > voice mixed with a soundtrack of modern jazz and software to compress and
> > expand ... Before his time, the audience was too intrigued by his
> machinery
> > and completely lost his dynamic words (a witty Language style text).
> >
> > Can you hear my dogs chomping as this ink dries on your screen?
> >
> >
> > Andrew
> > Bard of Bassendean (I should say, "A Bard of ..." because Janet Jackson
> > also
> > lives in Basso now)
> >
> > On 4 September 2011 04:04, Halvard Johnson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > Over at Google docs (click here --> *Remains To Be
> > > Seen<
> > >
> >
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tII1LvsGmJpmLby_dyie77p3D2u2sAwcJL3TuW5T-nY/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1#bookmark=id.xrpj7ozciuzo
> > > >
> > > *), I'm putting together a new collection/arrangement of poems and
> > various
> > > other things. If you'd like to read over my shoulder (or even whisper
> > > comments in my ear), please feel free to do so. The collection (new
> poems
> > > and old) draws on many other collections both in print and online over
> > the
> > > years.
> > >
> > > This is not one of those slender volumes of verse you've heard so much
> > > about. It will be as large and various as all outdoors. It will be
> > subject
> > > to change, but what isn't?
> > >
> > >
> > > Serving the tri-state area.
> > >
> > > Hal
> > >
> > > Halvard Johnson
> > > ================
> > >
> > > [log in to unmask]
> > > http://sites.google.com/site/halvardjohnson/Home
> > > http://entropyandme.blogspot.com
> > > http://imageswithoutwords.blogspot.com
> > > http://www.hamiltonstone.org
> > > <http://www.hamiltonstone.org/>
> > > http://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/home
> > > <http://www.hamiltonstone.org/>
> > > *Remains To Be Seen<
> > >
> >
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tII1LvsGmJpmLby_dyie77p3D2u2sAwcJL3TuW5T-nY/edit?hl=en_US
> > > >
> > > , Sonnets from the Basque & Other
> > > Poems<
> > >
> >
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/16pWoy7FBSWyCLWpz0hhI-i0BOYjSBeUiqfWBmJF3g64/edit?hl=en_US
> > > >
> > > , Mainly Black<
> > >
> >
> https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1i_JGJ_FqQldEnUq7cwjV8giYykz_tsGbTkC2EkAP3IM&hl=en&pli=1#
> > > >
> > > , **Obras Públicas<
> > >
> >
> https://sites.google.com/site/vidalocabooks/halvard-johnson-obras-publicas
> > > >
> > > ; **The Perfection of Mozart's Third Eye and Other
> > > Sonnets<
> > >
> >
> http://www.scribd.com/doc/27039868/Halvard-Johnson-THE-PERFECTION-OF-MOZART-S-THIRD-EYE-Other-Sonnets
> > > >
> > > ; **Organ Harvest with Entrance of
> > > Clones<
> > >
> >
> http://www.amazon.com/Harvest-Entrance-Clones-Halvard-Johnson/dp/0965404390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283182804&sr=8-1
> > > >
> > > ; **Tango Bouquet<
> > >
> >
> https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ATDp6rzKkBkhZGZwand2cHdfOWc1Mnh3Zw&hl=en
> > > >
> > > ; **Theory of Harmony<
> > >
> >
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fall04/theory1.pdf
> > > >
> > > ; **Rapsodie espagnole<
> > >
> >
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/rapsodi.pdf
> > > >
> > > ; **Guide to the Tokyo
> > > Subway<
> > >
> >
> http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Tokyo-Subway-Other-Poems/dp/0971487316/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283183153&sr=1-3
> > > >
> > > ; **The Sonnet Project<
> > >
> >
> https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/hsonnet.pdf
> > > >
> > > ; **G(e)nome <http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fall03/genome.pdf>;
> > **Winter
> > > Journey <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.winter.html>;
> > > **Eclipse<http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.eclipse.html>
> > > ; **The Dance of the Red Swan <
> > http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.dance.html
> > > >;
> > > *
> > > *Transparencies & Projections <
> > > http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.transp.html>
> > > *
> > > *
> > > *
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Andrew
> > http://hispirits.blogspot.com/
> > 'Mother Waits for Father Late' republished available at
> > http://www.picaropress.com/
> > http://www.qlrs.com/poem.asp?id=766
> > http://frankshome.org/AndrewBurke.html
> >
>



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