[-empyre-] reply to Murat

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Thu Dec 1 07:01:25 AEDT 2016

Ian Hatcher - amazing speed at times -

Rap lyrics of course aren't read; they're speaking bodies, sometimes 
improvising, like jazz. And digital poetry can be at any speed; some of my 
readings have been extremely slow. There's no definitive style to any of 
this. At ELO confs there's a whole range of approaches, the same as with 
any writing -

Good point.

Yes I have heard Raworth read multiple times. Its going against the grain 
that makes his reading so distinctive. I did not say speed can not be 
present in poetry, but if so it makes a different statement. Rap lyrics 
also are read very fast, but it adds to their street sense. Speed, on the 
other hand, seems to be the modus operandi of digital poetry.


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