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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

exaust

xunt

A Pwoermdic Poem of Epithesis

Sophia Le Fraga's "Feminlist" (with thanks to master pwoemdist Gary Barwin for the pointer).




The Pwoermds of Rachel Defay-Liautard

Rachel Defay-Liautard has created a clutch of pwoermds for International Pwoermd Writing Month and has asked me to post them, so here they are. They are interestingly strange. A couple are simple portmanteaux, but most are strange little objects of disturbing and insistent beauty.

minicept

compôlepostition

dbldbldbldbl-chiasmeïos

hugly-dfuckling

blogastard

gonetocroatanist

nonamaddic

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Visual Pwoermd Extracted from a Visual Poetry Sequence I Created Today

Geof Huth, "syy&." (24 April 2011)

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What Grows out of Death


It seems that Easter—a reworked pagan holiday celebrating the advent of spring, and thus, symbolically, about birth and growing, and so also about rebirth and rising from the dead, as if the dead, not death, were something to rise from—seems like to remember what would have been one of the greatest pwoermds of all times, if it were only isolated as a single word instead of buried within the riptide of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake: cropse.

The Wake is filled with thousands of words that could be great pwoermds, so maybe I should collect the best of these into a book sometime and use it to show the power of pwoermds and how they can stand well on their own. Yet one of the best remains "cropse," which is a reworking of "corpse" into "crops," a reworking of death into growing, and clearly an Easter poem, which I celebrate with this brief essay, headed by a faux-liturgical text that takes us through all the spellings "resurrection" has had in English.

Happy International Pwoermd Writing Month.

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dee(pe)rwards

Friday, April 22, 2011

splanterings

fallus

enwrapture

foetish

transjaculation

illusive

psalmspasm

innopenny

driftword

thoughthread

blueblotthrust

zign

flintly

psyclical

gypsychic

pusture

goald

fier

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Friday, April 15, 2011

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Numbers Rise

The number of folks I know working on International Pwoermd Writing Month IV has risen to 28, a number that includes not only my wife but also my first cousin once removed, Paul Wittenberg, who is still a youngster and inventing words unintentionally. Luckily, his mother is saving one good one for us each day. And Paul Siegel, I discovered, is on board. A good crowd from all over, and I can barely keep up watching what people are doing.

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utterbly

The 25th

I have just confirmed today that Mike Busam did, indeed, start working on InterNaPwoWriMo yesterday. His work will show up at his blog, "Everybody Funny." He is the 25th of us, a baker's two dozen.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Up to Two Dozen

International Pwoermd Writing Month now has 24 formal participants and a few people who seem to be participating with a little less daily determination, so those are good numbers. Some great works already.

Alex Davis has brought all the relevant feeds together in one address, to simplify your reading of these pwoermds. Thanks to Alex for that work!

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