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tHe mAgic typEwritEr (cleave poetics 5&6/19) by Dennis Kelly

In submission on November 8, 2008 at 6:53 am
CLEAVE POETICS 5&6 of 19

5.

“This is very
unprovoked thought”
—Clark Coolidge,
Postmodern Poetry:
The Talisman Interviews

          it opened—i caught it
 versions left over—over the edge
       they shifted—down the spinal cord
    all the hyphens—slouching like cats
           sniffing—soft paws on the carpet
   here in the city—craning their necks
getting a good look—thru the gate
       at the other—shape-shifter

6.

“the great
misunderstandings”
—Clark Coolidge,
Postmodern Poetry:
The Talisman Interviews

   it comes here—i don’t know how
      i say this—i’ve lost so much
planting hyphens—slanting it down
    how it grows—nobody knows
       beneath a—night sun moon
       blackness—dark at high noon
     it’s coming—undoing me


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    tHe mAgic typEwritEr (cleave poetics 3&4/19) by Dennis Kelly

    In discussion, submission on November 6, 2008 at 7:31 am
    CLEAVE POETICS 3&4 of 19
    
    3.
    “the energy of word art”
    —Clark Coolidge,
    Postmodern Poetry:
    The Talisman Interviews
    
       cleaving—against it
    seeing what—emerges
        writing—three-ways
    
       monsters—of the id
         ghosts—of the ego
       superego—doppelgangers
    
       the body—as movie
       dreaming—voyage imaginaire
      provoking—poetry
    
    i’m starved—i’m hungry
        the way—poets eat poets
       language—cleave du jour
    
    4.
    “wait and see
    what emerges…”
    —Clark Coolidge,
    Postmodern Poetry:
    The Talisman Interviews
    
           what’s happening—with cleaves?
             the difficulty—talking about them?
             designing them—as 3 texts in one
            suggesting that—their meaning
              somehow comes—from a “complex”?
    
              when actually—the artifice of cleaves
    performs simultaneously—paraphrasing
         the old surrealism—thru LangPo research
         into a new reading—worthy to be
            called American—parasurrealism…


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      tHe mAgic typEwritEr (cleave poetics 2/19) by Dennis Kelly

      In submission on November 2, 2008 at 8:42 am
      CLEAVE POETICS 2 of 19
      
      2.
      
      “I remember waking up one
      morning with the look of that
      page in my mind.”
      —Clark Coolidge,
      Postmodern Poetry:
      The Talisman Interviews
      
      i wake up—in the morning
      with the page—in my mind
      the layout of—the cleave
      long-lines—becoming one
      
      the cleave voice—sketching
      provoking me—to visualize
      the phantom page—again
      the usual way—linking lines
      
      the overall—arrangements
      pages waiting—patiently
      to be written—to be typed
      creating them—back again
      
      cleaving—the darkness
      improvisational—incognito
      fingers typing—magic keyboard
      words of light—onto a screen
      


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        tHe mAgic typEwritEr by Dennis Kelly

        In submission on November 1, 2008 at 7:42 am
        CLEAVE POETICS 1 of 19
        
        tHe mAgic typEwritEr
        “It is a parasurrealism
        that examines its own
        lyrical structure…
        a lively, dramatic
        edginess, a visceral 
        sense of “being there.”
        —Charles Borkhuis,
        “Writing from Inside Language:
        Late Surrealism and Textual Poetry 
        in France and the United States,”
        Telling It Aslant:Avant-Garde 
        Poetics of the 1990s 
        1.
        
        “How much of poetry is
        unprovoked thought?”
        —Clark Coolidge,
        The Crystal Text
        
            what provokes—cleavage?
              that which is—blank?
             a new kind of—line?
                 three lines—in one?
        
                   how to be—simultaneous?
                  three-way—at the same time?
               rearranging—past present future?
                   writing it—into a new tense?
        
                      picasso—does it
                   juan gris—does it
                kandinsky—does it
                     braque—does it
        
                   but what—do they do?
                do they do—cubism?
        or does cubism—do them?
                provoking—such cleavage?
        

        (Previously here).
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