Words have multiple meanings. Meanings have multiple words. I think of wordblocks as a single-word stand-in to express multiple meanings, or an ambiguity of meanings.
Stare at a word until the letters start to discorporate. You will find that letter cohesion, the letter glue that keeps letters stuck inside a word, is disrupted and dissolves.
You can start with any piece of junk mail or advertising, or any legal document or bureaucratic form (it’s tax time!). Choose a few sentences. Remove the nouns. Replace them.
“For my contribution, I wanted to combine some of my favorite things: old books in the public domain, subject headings, and chance.”
For this year’s National Poetry Month (April 2016), The Found Poetry Review invites you to join us for IMPROMPTU, a thirty-day series of experimental writing prompts.
By both accessing what it says and what it does not (but should) say, Woman’s World becomes a much truer narrative of experience than the shiny, abstracted lives that even contemporary popular magazines might lead us to believe that we desire.
Karen Weiser’s Or, the Ambiguities challenges our ideas of how we orient our practice of reading by creating complex textual maps.
William Faulkner said a lot of things about the past. Famously, for example: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
With the Powerball lottery prize at $1.3 billion and climbing, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, poetry punks?
Taken out of their given original contexts, the figures included in Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion acquire new subtexts which rely less on our knowledge of stats and more on our interest in what it is to be cornered—what it is to read personas which are constructed of the simultaneously the strongest and flimsiest of media: language.