Distribution Automatique

Tuesday, July 15

Thanks to Jim Berhle's generosity my audbloggged reading of "The Wandering Poem" is now available on his site. Scroll down for the complete text of this poem, here on -fait accompli- today.

Chris Murray discussed my "Wandering Poem" today when it was still by "anon":

In the Jim's Monkey audblog (without identity as of 1:00 p.m. today) the listener is drawn into a storyteller's journey in the familiar mode of (western fantasy of) Scherazade, about poetry as person: it lives its own life and afterlife. In this way, the ear thereby becomes more of an eye than the late capital eye itself--reverberating, musical, compelling, memorable, pre-cognitive, subliminal. In terms of cultural import and critique, these things begin to be touched on by Eric A. Havelock's The Muse Learns to Write: Reflections on Orality and Literacy from Antiquity to the Present (Yale UP1988), the chapter on radio and how radical it was in the mid twentieth century. But here we seem to be seeing something else going on, something more elaborate. We open our ears.

Thanks Jim, thanks Chris ("I get by with a little help from my friends...")