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Thursday, August 30, 2007


Yesterday I accepted what I've been wondering for awhile: 24 Hour Breakfast is a translation project. I generally and very loosely look at poems through the filter of "poems that describe the world/experience in a way that reveals the fantastic" and "poems that describe the fantastic to reveal the world." I prefer the former really, but then there's translation -- a third thing? not a metaphor for what is, referring constantly back to the "source," but a new complete thing that's neither a description of the world or an analogy for the world.

I've got a bunch of readings this fall: NYC, Austin, Dallas, Lincoln, Baton Rouge, New Orleans (maybe) & Portland. Maybe you live in one of these places? You should let me know, maybe?



Blogger anne said...

you know don't you that lincoln is not very far from the kansas city / lawrence area? do you want to read here too?


8/30/07, 10:59 AM

Blogger Aimee said...

How about visiting Philly?


9/4/07, 7:22 PM

Blogger Heidi Lynn Staples (formerly Heidi Peppermint) said...

if you can find way to dublin, ireland, we could find you a venue! many conpubelations on the book! all best, heidi

9/5/07, 6:56 PM

Blogger cass said...

Damn, Ken, none of it rhymes.

And maybe you need to do a reading in place called Glasgow, Scotland.

9/13/07, 3:30 PM


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