Friday, July 23, 2010

Skype multimedia project update

Thanks to everyone who volunteered. Everyone who skyped in did a great job of reading those 85 letter poems (which were written by Robert Majzels & Claire Huot)!

i'll let you know whenever the video gets put online. Again, thanks for the great response.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Participate in Poetry!

We are looking for volunteers to help read poetry TOMORROW.

All we need are people who have Skype who are available for 15 minutes sometime between 9 & ll pm Mountain Time (Calgary) on July 22.

What you will be reading out loud on Skype:

Excerpts from The Bible and Chairman Mao's Book of Quotations have been translated into 85 English letters aligned equidistantly, without spaces between words or punctuation, as they would be in classical Chinese and ancient Hebrew. The visual texts are displayed and read by viewers... like you. Don't worry about stuttering, repeating, this is part of the process: we want to hear it all!

The experiment will be recorded. Leave a comment here or email me - poetactics at gmail dot com - for more details

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Yes, this.

Go read the Lemon Hound Literary Bechdel Test.

i've used the Bechdel test to discuss literature, film, & television, but never thought of applying it to criticism/literary discussion before. Awesome.