Wednesday, December 29, 2010

He let it go!

John Siddique's Elder Moon "is one of a series of 13 animated films based on a sequence of poems from Recital -- An Almanac (Salt)."

Very cool.

(I would have kept it.)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I teared up.

Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, is profiled by Kevin Nance in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. Very touching, moving. Get a hold of a copy of the print issue if you can. Unfortunately, it isn't online.

And it makes me super curious to see more of Wiman's poetry, and more of Nance's writing too. Really well done.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The other literacy

I find myself considering the differences in mind-space needed for writing dialog and for writing the in between spaces around the dialog.

I can't write both at the same time. I have to go back and fill in. I focus so heavily when writing dialog, that story time, space, location, description get lost. It's like a script almost. Then I go back. I'm hoping that the dialog is pulling those things along, so maybe that is okay. But it seems sparse. I can write long descriptive passages, visual writer here, so the dialog just seems bare. Not an aural writer. I can't see conversations. Same reason I have such a hard time with meter in poetry. I can't see it. I wish there was a way for me to merge all this. Maybe in time, and practice.

But plus side, I just popped out 902 words.