The latest edition of the Lighthouse journal of new writing (issue 5) has just dropped onto my door mat (actually into the indentation in the wooden floor where a door mat used to be).
A Translation Issue.
I am pleased with my own submission, which looks great; a piece from my Writing by Definition Series. This work sits alongside the Drawing by Definition work, which is a visual interpretation of the pure text created by the methodological process. (see elsewhere on this blog)
While reading though, I was particularly struck by The Ping Pong Poem by Valentina Konstantinidi and Paul Stephenson. A conversational piece as two poets collaborate on the translation process of a poem initially from English to Greek. Though the dialogue produces some surprising results. I am always excited by how generative a simple process can be, just taking a piece of text or a phrase and using that as a starting point. Constraints are then applied which push the work further and further, each piece a translation of the last, a metamorphosis, an unexpected journey.
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