This week's writing practice has been grounded in the realities of my daily life. Journalling & free-writing became a starting point for developing a poetic response in exploring the sonnet form through contemporary experimentation.
This week's writing practice has drawn on the seasonal shift into Imbolc and the power of the waxing moon to plant seeds for future growth.
Cha is doing something far more interesting than describing here, though. The way she uses language constitutes an attempt to perform the function of mantra: that is, to do what mantra does.
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The ritual of the eclipse, the ritual of the text, becomes our ritual. We participate in its duration as actively engaged readers, entering into relationship with its author Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and with each other as we do so.
Nancy Cunard - searingly aware of the 'hell' of a reputation - makes a case for the inconclusive in both life and narrative, refuting the totalising perspective from which ultimate judgements can be made.
This is an invitation.
& it’s not just the pink & white colour of the muscle & cartilage which i guess is the same in us all underneath but the facial features like blue eyes & pinched nose the look of determination and the arm cocked behind in a lunge toward progress ever onwards it’s a white man’s face … Continue reading BodyWorlds
A collage poem written with the words and voices of the Earth Keepers, featured in the film DOWN to EARTH by Rolf Winters & Renata Heinen: Langani Marika (Australia), Sumpa (Ecuador), Motiram Baiga (India), Mukwa Ode (North America), Nowaten (North America), Don Jose Quispe (Peru), /Ui/Ukxa (Namibia), Balngayngu Marika (Australia), Haruzou Urakawa (Japan), Lekiti Ole Mokompo (Kenya), Margaret Connolly (Ireland), Klunta Bo (Namibia), Akeekwe (North America), Mokompo Ole Simel (Kenya).
I enjoyed the process of obsessively scrawling 'too many words for a compulsive reader' onto a mirror.