The Cleave Poetry Webzine [ISSN: 1758-9223]

Cleave poem submission: darkness/darkness by Dennis Kelly

In submission on September 11, 2008 at 4:45 am

Welcome to our first post-call poet with this Cleave:

_______________darkness – darkness

______Once upon a time – a long time ago
________way back when – the storytellers said
___darkness once ruled – the land speaking
_____through Storytime – through tongues
_________through sleek – wordhunters with their
___stealthy memorized – wordhordes of
Anglo-Saxon darkness – darkness…

Cleave poem: © 2008 Dennis Kelly
Dennis Kelly has been working with Jackson Mac Low recently and his so-called “diastic” poems (seed text + source text) described in his “Thing of Beauty” selected work (Berkeley, 2008), e.g. “Quatorzains from & for Emily Dicinson,” p. 175.
For example, here’s I did for Mac Low–
“Quatorzains from & for Jackson Mac Low”

Dennis Kelly has 2 books out from SF. 4 anthologies including a Penguin…

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    1. Dennis Kelly’s a cleavemeister! What a wonderful job!

    2. Dear Phuoc-Tan and Diana,

      It’s really a very neat idea.

      Thinking 3 poems at the same time.

      I’ve done 2 at the same time diastically with Mac Low.

      But even that was “serial” instead of “simultaneous.”

      This cleavage form opens up many possibilities.

      Thank you very much.

      Let’s see more “cleavage”! 🙂


    3. *

      Way to go, Dennis!

      You know I love your work!


      The Snarkster


    4. Beowulf….very nice. And I also Love your work!

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