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On The Corner To Off The Corner by Tina Darragh
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In the early days of Widemouth Tapes, when Chris Mason, its founder, was still running it, a tape by Tina Darragh was published of stuff like what's in this bk. Darragh wd look at dictionary entries & create poems based on creating relationships between nearby words. It reminds me of a more playful version of Raymond Roussel. Here's an example:

""lamp" to "landgrave" for "O"

"openwork in the head" is flanked by "arrow + loving"
on the left and "track team runner" of the right. Both
lines suggest xylem, igneous rocks, horse latitudes,
planted islands, buff ocelli, airfoils and tuft ambles
as they transmit and receive delicate endings consisting
chiefly of potash feldspar."

I'd like to read more by her b/c my experience w/ her work is limited to these dictionary poems, wch I like but wch make me think of her as a one-trick-pony. She's on-line a fair amt, including w/ a wikipedia entry so I reckon her work's much more diverse than my limited experience of it.

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April 6, 2008 – Shelved
April 6, 2008 – Shelved as: poetry

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