Got a new idea to write poems utilizing exclamation points (moi favorite punctuation marks) within bodies of words, as in this post's title. And, hee, got this idea partly from reading that SPD included PUNCTUATIONS among their latest list of Recommended Titles! Here's excerpt from their announcement--and thanks, SPD!
SPD RECOMMENDS: NEW TITLES for July 1—July 21, 2006
Try Electronic Ordering! SPD is on PUBNET (SAN #106-6617)
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**New Poetry from xPress(ed)**
THE SECRET LIVES OF PUNCTUATIONS, VOL. 1
by Tabios, Eileen R.
$14.95 / paper / pp.176
Poetry. Asian American Studies. Eileen R. Tabios' book revolves around the secret lives of those small gestures: punctuations. This volume reveals the resonant—and quirky—lives of the semi-colon, colon, ellipsis, parenthesis, strike-throughs, question mark, and the blank line. Also included are a decolonialism scholar's perspective on punctuations by Leny M. Strobel, as well as a visual art relationship with punctuations through the paintings of Eve Aschheim. Finally, the book offers postcard-art and a performance project entitled "The Secret Lives of Blank Lines" by the author who is also a conceptual/performance/visual artist. xPress(ed) is a publisher based in Finland.