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I read communicator's new poem, Lorem Ipsum, yesterday and can't stop thinking about it.

I approach poetry with a combination of impatience, diffidence, and awe. Like acting, the making of poetry is something I barely understand, something I'm aware of being talentless at myself. So when I encounter such a fresh and challenging poem as this one, I'm fascinated.

She's a master wordsmith, but more than that, she's got these huge, history-spanning notions about language and culture, and she's somehow able to weave them together: pain and HTML, Gutenberg and DNA, ink and wine, Rome and Silicon Valley.

Remarkable piece of work. Go. Challenge yourself. Give it a read.

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communicator
Aug. 31st, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
Thank you emerald
emeraldsedai
Sep. 1st, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
I sent my mother the link to your poem, and her comment (to me--she's not accustomed to using the LJ interface) was:

It is a beautiful, compelling piece of writing. It will require several readings. It is a curious coincidence that I just bought yesterday, and am starting to read today, a book entitled Proust and the Squid which came out in 2007 and is now in paperback. Maryanne Wolf - professor of early childhood development - writes about the science of the reading brain.

So I'd say that your poem is tapping something very much in the zeitgeist.
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