April 19, 2019
The “Place” of Poetry and the Brain's GPS
And so in poetry we again come around to the notion of “place” – a map composed in the size of the world.Poetry explores, pulling itself through the filter and modifying axis of the brain adapting ...
April 16, 2019
A Poem is a Rhetoric of Substance and Selection
We shape and are shaped by language. It orients who and where we are.The operational shape of a poem’s plan is always emergent; its layering is a rhetoric of substance and selection:POETIC LAYERINGdiscovery ...
April 12, 2019
A Map of Reading From Zero to Infinity
“Modern reading is a silent and solitary activity. Ancient reading was usually oral, either aloud, in groups, or individually.” (Paul Saenger’s Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading)Around ...
April 09, 2019
In Poetry, Some Assembly is Required!
A poem becomes a self-organizing model of the media and a mind’s neural networks.Each new electronic/digital medium through which we communicate has become a critical new partner in the evolution in ...
April 05, 2019
Don’t Stand Too Close to this Poetry!
Your computer/tablet/phone are listening . . . and learning . . . and not always in the way you might expect it to benefit you.Bruce Schneier wrote that “Surveillance is the business model of the internet.”Search ...
April 02, 2019
Poetry Intelligence and the Intelligence of Poetry
In fifty years, poetry will no longer resemble what we read today. Let’s riff a bit on some serious, playful, and radical thinking about how poetry, language and reading are changing, as well as ...