Sunday, September 25, 2005

Due Tuesday

In class on Tuesday, September 27, we will be reading our one-page description of a Fall for the Book event. You will turn in the description afterward. We will discuss Drucker's Material Word (available on the web site) and begin looking at the presentations on visual/textual artists. I will be talking about some of the artists no one signed up for. I will also be returning the cut ups, found poems, and bios. See you in B204.

Monday, September 19, 2005

No Class on Tuesday, September 20

I hope by now that you all have found some event at Fall for the Book that you hopefully enjoyed. I've attended several: Jay Matthews on Wednesday, Kyoko Mori on Thursday, Tim O'Brien on Monday....

Remember we are writing a one-page description of the event. We are going to be specific in our details. We will read them in class.

Monday, September 12, 2005

What Is Found Poetry?

Found Poetry is the rearrangment of words or phrases taken randomly from other sources (example: clipped newspaper headlines, bits of advertising copy, billboards) in a manner that gives the rearranged words a completely new meaning.

In class Tuesday night we will be creating some found poetry of our own. Please remember to bring scissors, glue, and something to cut up.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Cut Up Commandments

1. Use one item for the project (i.e., an essay, ad, poem). Limit your lexicon.

2. Employ some kind of chance process in your process.

3. Keep cut up to one page.

4. Document your process.


5. Remember that it doesn't have to make sense.

Next week in class, after we discuss the cut ups, we will be having a found poetry workshop. Please bring your scissors, glue stick, and an article to cut up. I will also bring stuff for cutting.

Monday, September 05, 2005

The Magic Word Is...


Tuesday's Homework

In class we will be reading our 100-word bios. We will also be discussing "Les Voleurs" by William Burroughs and "Nothing New under the Sun" by Anne Fadiman. We will also be discussing Burroughs and his interest in cut ups, which are our homework for next week.