[-empyre-] reply to Murat

Murat Nemet-Nejat muratnn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 07:34:39 AEDT 2016


Do you think the point Chuck made about speed in digital poetry (and I
concurred with) is not valid?


On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 3:01 PM, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:

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> 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.
> Ciao,
> Murat
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