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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Translation

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?

xo

4 Comments:

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?

Anne

8/30/07, 10:59 AM

 
Blogger Aimee said...

How about visiting Philly?

aimee

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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