If poetry is not defined, if there are no sayable parameters for what poetry is or can be or does, then poetry can appear anywhere.
(thanks, Josh Keiter) “Philosophy and the Poetic Imagination” is a good post about the difference between expressive and communicative language. It sums up the day’s dominant theory of the place, not just of poetry, but, one might argue, of human understanding in general: “Poetry evokes a special kind of thinking — where we interpret ordinary […]
A very cool production of Sam’s Shepard’s Fool for Love will feature Circus Book’s Tom Bair as one of several poets performing before the play. Performances at the Zoo Theatre, a part of Triskelion Arts 118 N. 11th Street, Brooklyn (Between Berry and Wythe) Off the L train Bedford Avenue stop AUGUST 10, 11, 12 […]
by Tom Bair and John Wilson of Future Machine Our own Tom Bair is a finalist in Write Bloody Publishing‘s 2012 book contest. One of twenty finalists, Tom was asked to make a video of himself performing a poem. So he grabbed John and John asked him to walk around. We at Circus Book ask […]
by Tom Bair I I’ve decided to read the bible cover to cover, not because I am any more or less a Christian than I was at the start of the year, but because sections of this book have been read and reread for over two thousand years by three world religions, and If I […]
by Tom Bair The sort of changes people court and the ones they invite immediately. I thought of it while I was blank this morning. I had gotten out of bed and I was sitting in my chair. My posture has gotten worse. I used to be active; now I’m not active. I wear sea-gull […]