Friday, September 04, 2009


As inspired by Ursprache, here's a wonderful idea for a performance/conceptual poetry project that, if I had time, I'd actually want to do:
Travel to read as much as possible at various open mikes across the country -- around the world! -- and see what happens.

I just bet unexpected things would happen -- especially if the poet goes beyond hir normal circuit/venues...

Just another way for the poet to allow for the random. But in this case, scale matters: doing tens of readings won't likely elicit the significantly unexpected. I think you gotta do a minimum of a thousand, with thousands being better...and it'd be more likely to succeed if said thousands were done in a compressed time frame....

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