…Of all the heteronyms of Fernando Pessoa, I find I enjoy Caeiro the best. In the library of the university is Erin Moure’s translation, Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person, which is now on my reading list.
“If, after I die, they want to write my biography
There’s nothing more simple.
There are only two dates: my day of birth, day of death.
Between one and the other all the days are mine.”
…let’s talk about poetry. In particular, visual poetics. What I’m thinking about isn’t really the video poem such as is seen here, but something more interactive, something Dick Higgins states is “between media” . Meta or “intermedia” (a term explained by Higgins in his essay). What about it? Is it replacing what we know as concrete poetry? Is it work unto itself? I’m about to dive in where others have tread before and investigate further this complex and interesting intermedia. Anyone else?