Hal Andrew is right I myself can only read clay tablets myself!
Also Reading live! is better than trying to read dead!
Ink on the screen what sort of keyboard is that and ink is bad for dogs to
From: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of andrew burke
Sent: 03 September 2011 22:50
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Remains To Be Seen (a new collection of work new and old by
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?
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
> *), 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
> 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.
> Halvard Johnson
> [log in to unmask]
> *Remains To Be Seen<
> , Sonnets from the Basque & Other
> , Mainly Black<
> , **Obras Públicas<
> ; **The Perfection of Mozart's Third Eye and Other
> ; **Organ Harvest with Entrance of
> ; **Tango Bouquet<
> ; **Theory of Harmony<
> ; **Rapsodie espagnole<
> ; **Guide to the Tokyo
> ; **The Sonnet Project<
> ; **G(e)nome <http://xpressed.wippiespace.com/fall03/genome.pdf>; **Winter
> Journey <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.winter.html>;
> ; **The Dance of the Red Swan <http://capa.conncoll.edu/johnson.dance.html
> *Transparencies & Projections <
'Mother Waits for Father Late' republished available at