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Okay. So how can we get some multi-lingual poetics going. Amber and I know a little Spanish, Will knows some Japanese, what else can we pull in? Will, can you fake enough French for poetry? I think I can fake some Italian, know people who could check it for me. Maybe we could get Maged in on this? I can get in touch with some Hindi and Telugu speakers... Or maybe it would be better to do one where we get as many native speakers of different languages to write one together, line by line, each in their language. No. To have everyone write in a language they don't know. ...Okay so it's a three-part piece, for chapbook. The first section they write in a language they do not know, the second in a known-but-not-native language, and the third in native. Does that sound good?
a poetic, "we are the world"i will wear sunglasses & dreadlocks & breakdanceandrew will wear a sequined glovesarah will be canadianamber will do the mashed potatomillicent will photograph the eventwe WILL save the world, one word at a time
Seriously though, I can't comment much on this essay. It's all over the board, contradicting itself sentence to sentence. Switching theses within the paragraph. It rambles. Generally though, in poetics, in art in general, music, I agree that there's no completely new aesthetic to discover, only new hybrids of what has already been done. I also agree that that idea is uninspired, but so is saying that the idea is "uninspired." That's the problem. Worse than being uninspired, it's uninspiring. I think that, like free-will, the notion that there's always a new aesthetic to discover is one of those lies we really ought to tell ourselves, too keep from going static. So here we go. Ahem.There is a new aesthetic out there! We just need to unleash our creative prowess and find it! Woohoo!How 'bout encoded poems? Has anyone done that? Will? I mean, as an aesthetic (not out of necessity). It could say something about this post-9/11 America, haw haw.
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I dig that language idea. I can throw in spanish and some greek and Tot speaks Laos, which I'm trying (sort of) to learn.this canon not the language we canonnedit canonned of too many thingsearnestlyso we canonned holes in the table clothand canonned in the pickle jarI canon this must canon what canonning is likeand the dinner canon not what we canonned for
This concept would be a good excuse to get a grant. Hmm... I'll have to think more about this.
good idealet me know if you need any helpother ideas: writing in morris code? or 1's and 0's (ie computer code)...babelfish is a commonly used translator, and in that case you don't need to speak the languages you're using at all (granted it does not translate grammatically)...etcI've been using babelfish off and on myself...its useful.Anyways, I think these are all great ideas and also good for collaborative purposes
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