The intention was to generate an interplay between the limited accessibility of biological discourse with functional aspects of a dwelling place. I deconstructed small paragraphs, separating out individual words/units, by removing connective words, pronouns and temporal markers. As demonstrated in previous works – which I used as a foundation for this project – I am interested in the disruption of linear syntax and of narrative in prose-style forms. When not contextually grounded, seemingly nonsensical poetic lines and clashing discourses facilitate unexpected connections…The idea was to present connective words as like wires or neural pathways in a language network…The spores reveal themselves as word-litter systems, establishing a dialogue between non-human and human speech.
S p o r e s in Contemporary Poetry Series: Nature and Language by Corbel Stone Press.
(They’re great guys making great things. Nature and Myth coming soon.)
Water Water is both literally and symbolically the source of life.
Basin We have to keep the wet out of the concrete.
Water Celebrate the rhythm of your limbs.
Basin Carve the concrete up at an angle. I don’t know how it will ever dry.
Water It is funny how dry your skin feels when underwater.
Basin There is sand in my work boots.
Water The sensation of space between your feet and the earth is worth it in itself.
Basin It is too hot on this resort for hardhats.
Water I most like to feel my head empty out in the water.
Basin The cliff face is losing years.
Water + Basin The further we dig the deeper we go.
Water When adulthood strikes our uninhibited joy of playing in the water often subsides.
Basin It is possible to use panels made of fibreglass or galvanised steel, but concrete is suited to the weight of the waves on this particular project.
Basin I hate the way it gets into the nailbed, the wrinkles.
Water It would be a noble thing to make pools for the public.
Basin Water will never get this off.
Water There are many ways to cleanse the soul. I like swimming.
Basin The surfers are upset with the inconvenience we have caused them.
Water This is something that anybody can do. The cushion of the water is easy on your skeleton. The ease of the water is soothing on muscular injuries.
Basin My back is breaking.
Water + Basin This is highly technical.
Basin I am not sure we have the right tools to keep this structure up.
Water Practice the flutter kick, static balance and dynamic balance.
Basin The waves keep knocking the structure off balance.
Water Practice first on dry land and then in the water with flotation devices.
Basin Holding this up is wreaking havoc on my back.
Water Practice the technique while floating on your back and on your sides.
Basin We could use some extra hands here.
Water Practice the arm stroke and leg kick individually.
Basin The whole thing is waving under the pressure.
Water Practice the body undulation.
- Proprioception of the digital – Digital poem accessed as a game in which the player builds a body by interacting with word clusters. Based on the following trains of thought: Proprioception extends beyond the physical. Environment builds and/or strips body. Anti-narrative provides choices with no view of possible outcomes. Words are consumable.
- Phantoms – Prose poems dealing with disembodied encounters with places and people.
- A series of anti-lyric poems grown out of particular formulaic theoretical writings on lyric poems. I.E. Omitting the components of one to generate an opposition. Finding ghosts there.
Was paralysed with want in bed with the want to move to be up floating through the scenery, any scenery, to be placed in the hands of another and launched.
Beloveds; strawberry fields; salt pools; academia; poetics; trees; walks; synthesisers; abstract soundscapes; falling in love; amateur philosophy; mental health; mental unhealh; unmental health; unmental unhealth; resilience; joy.
I’m waving 2015 goodbye in making booklets of poetry from this year (for loved ones, only).