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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

igni

uptuous

cuzhion

scure

itical

ortant

textideas

roduction

ilization

goguery

mnmm

thetic

ggedly

ipice

phnmnn

posthumus

e-lite

cateschism

ruptorpor

defete

etzsche

rawcuss

linguaglossa

dissectarian

typewriterassemblyline

epiph

ithypathic

nicious

ismatic

uitious

amone

faschism

apoplastic

polychthonic

reproachment

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

windsockpuppet

eerly

justfair

psy/chic

vnuoiced

otonomos

despoir

duodecadent

corrupture

sanctitty

fection

quently

alongsideways

opague

in[ter]dict

obseen

truvé

eithereal

threalldom

demnemonic

perspectceptually

knowl

mnetamnorphosist

usful

hegemoney

Thursday, April 12, 2012

décorps

livivre

hermapeutic

chagrind

revent

ignable

e.g.goose

indundancy

ambrgrs

néborn

distaft

sperse

firmn

quoiseau

scapegrowth

sinisthrall

fleshrift

errudition

figament

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

'wn22! Exposed

'wn22!
Early in the celebration of International Pwoermd Writing Month, Piotr Szreniawski released a little e-book of poemics (poem-comics) that featured pwoermds in the panels of the story. To make sure people see this bit of igneous (maybe even prehistoric) pwoermdmaking, I'm posting it here. The word has the sense of something essential and monumental, and not entirely penetrable.


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everlastic

th1st

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Couple of New Sites

In the last day, I've noticed that we have two other pwoermd sites up and making pwoermds. J.S.H. Bjerg is doing some interesting work that is nicely typeset in color. And my friend mIEKAL, well, he's now posting on his own Facebook timeline, too (so maybe that means he won't post on my for a while). He's also posting some interesting pwoermd propaganda, so check him (and JSH) out.

J.S.H. Bjerg

mIEKAL aND (on his own Facebook timeline)


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blondednesses

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

InterNaPwoWriMo Grows

Over the past two days, I've discovered or been informed of another eight sites that will be providing pwoermds for you over the course of International Pwoermd Writing Month V. We now have 25 sites involved, which is about six less than last year, but which I believe is a larger number than we had at this time last year. Keep watching and reading.

Certainly, you have time to read a few pwoermds each day?


mIEKAL aND

Mike Busam

Matthew Lafferty

it's not a typo, it's a pwoermd


Peter Newton


sven staelens


Andrew Topel



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i.e.ther

Sunday, April 1, 2012

'ns'gn'f'c'nt

Two More for the Month

Even though I have only recently finished posting the list of participants for International Pwoermd Writing Month V, I already have two others to announce:

First, Matt Margo will celebrate International Pwoermd Writing Month at his blog Cormac McCarthy's Dead Typewriter by hosting pwoermds at that blog. If interested in submitting, send up to ten pwoermds to cmdt.submissions@gmail.com for consideration.

Also, Carol Peters will be participating at her blog.

Both of these additions are in the list to the right. Now if only I had a pwoermd ready for today...


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huth


Last year, at the very end of April, in Manchester, England, my friend Karri Kokko gave me a card with a simple typewritten pwoermd on it, a pwoermd that demonstrated both Karri's command of English and his extreme ability to pun (both good things). In this pwoermd, a gift to me, I am the huth item in a sequence, though it is impossible to tell if that ordinal number falls at the end or the beginning of that conceptual list of things. This is one of my favorite pwoermds, and of course one of the most personal to me.


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International Pwoermd Writing Month V Begins

I have spent much of my life in pursuit of small things, and one of the smallest has been pwoermds, which are nothing more that poems a single word in length. The idea that something so small and unassuming might have some esthetic power intrigues me, and I've seen how many of these poems really do work as poems, as lexical objects of contemplation.

I could easily assert that so many pwoermds are being written these days merely because I have promoted the form. I have not invented it. The inventor is unknown for sure. It may have been Cor van den Heuvel, working in the realm of haiku, or it may have been Aram Saroyan when he was a minimalist concrete poet. Or it may have been someone who preceded both of them.

Regardless, the pwoermd is flourishing, and each year (for five years now) I've hosted an event event (International Pwoermd Writing Month) to serve as a lo-res response to Poetry Month and National Poetry Writing Month. So far this time, we have fifteen known participants (counting myself), who are posting work at sixteen different sites on the Internet. These people live in at least six different countries on two continents, and they'll be working in at least five languages (I'm counting Scots here).

To celebrate this year, I'll create a pwoermd each day (no idea for one yet today), and I'll post occasional pieces about pwoermds.

The participants as they stand:


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