Thursday, April 22, 2010

This is What Blogs do, Right? Link to Other Stuff on the Internet?

Just in case you were worried that the media frenzy surrounding the Miami Poetry Collective had halted, links of the day (interesting also, to note that one of Nate and my poetry professors from our undergrad days, Jim Daniels, is also mentioned in that article about poetry-off-the-page):

An online article which covers both the MPC and O, MIAMI.

The local PBS segment about the MPC.


Blogger Jack said...

I like that PBS segment. What are you counting out on your fingers in that one clip, haiku syllables?

4/24/2010 2:41 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Yip. Counting syllables. That was for my awesome haiku about space. It went something like this:

You remember how
Sam Neill went all ape-shit
up in that space ship?

4/26/2010 10:47 AM  
Blogger nate said...

Your Event Horizon haiku as rendered there only has 6 syllables in the second line. Though I think I've read that the strict 5/7/5 syllable structure isn't necessarily a must for English-language haiku.

More importantly, I'd like to nominate "ape-shit / space ship" for the 2010 Kool Keith Award in the category of "best scatological sci-fi slant rhyme". Bravo.

Event Horizon was a pretty crummy movie, if I'm remembering it right from the after-prom party or wherever I saw it in high school. I'd feel really ripped off if the space poem I paid good money for was about it.

4/26/2010 8:52 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

I would have been thrilled to pay a couple of bucks for the Event Horizon haiku. And I think you can stretch "Sam Ne-ill" into three syllables.

4/26/2010 10:39 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Yeah, I noticed that--the syllable thing--when I typed it out here. I'm fairly certain that there was no such issue in the original, but I don't remember exactly what I did.

Maybe it was "Do you remember / how Sam Neill went all ape-shit"

That was probably it.

4/27/2010 9:21 AM  

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