Sunday, November 8, 2009

Theory: Mash-up

How to Write a Great Novel

From writing in the bathroom (Junot Díaz) to dressing in character (Nicholson Baker), 11 top authors share their methods for getting the story on the page.

A Common Nomenclature for Lego Families

Far Away (Oedipus Rex)

Stravinsky... And then somebody asks about Calcutta’s writers.
And Oedipus Rex again. Before the new phases of the moon
begin and you will fall in my veiny
hands again.

Grzegorz Wróblewski

"Edmund Wilson regrets that it is impossible for him under any circumstance to take part in chain-poems..."

Is there any good in saying everything?
~ Bashō

A poet in the Peace Corps in Mozambique

50 Years of Naked Lunch:

Panel bares all at ‘Naked Lunch’ conference

The Obakemono Project, a guide to Japanese folk monsters.

What to wear to sell a book

Citizen and Poet:

Ferlinghetti on the beginnings of his political consciousness

"Look, a poem either sends you a bill or writes you a check." David Kirby on Amy Gerstler • The New York Times

Ancient Music

Winter is icummen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm.
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Sing: Goddamm.

Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damn you, sing: Goddamm.

Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm,
So 'gainst the winter's balm.

Sing goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm.
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.

- Ezra Pound


JJ Stickney said...

I corrected the link for Citizen and Poet. Please let me know what you think about the layout. Also if any other links are not working.

Anonymous said...

Nice stuff, the lay out works for me.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau