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Poetics Serendipity

18 Sep

9:50 a.m. — Atlanta

Listening to Lawrence Reynolds singing Grandpa’s Song — we’re going country, today

Hello there. Yes, I am a little late. I got a little distracted, something I am prone to when lining up things for today. Last week I gave you quite a bit of reading, so let’s keep it lighter this week.

1] We start with a TED talk — I even found one that is short-ish. You’ll need ten minutes. Kirby Ferguson… whoa! I lied. You’ll need an hour all told. Checking his bio, just now, I noticed a comment about Everything is a Remix being a four parter. I am now at the original site and it is, indeed, in four parts plus a couple of connected videos. The video I watched and which caught me, is: Embrace the Remix. Scroll down to the first video after the four parts. if you like Ferguson’s delivery as I do, and are interested in his contention that everything is remixed from what has come before, then you have a whole bunch of entertaining videos to watch.

2] Next, a visit to Robert Lee Brewer [yes, it has been a while — I have been remiss]. Robert had a volume of poetry, Solving the World’s Problems, published a year ago (a year!). The post I am linking you to is Robert’s take on the year, as regards what he has learned about selling poetry books, as well as missed opportunities. For anyone thinking of publishing this is worth bookmarking. As long as we’re here, if you don’t have Robert’s book and feel in the need of some good poetry, I love it for his subject matter and for the poems’ readability.

3] One of the sites I whip through occasionally is Buzzfeed. The article I am linking you with had me laughing from the first. The title: 29 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You’re a Writer, and it is written by Daniel Dalton from the Buzzfeed staff. You’re intrigued, aren’t you? As soon as I post this, I’m going to reread the list, which begins with: Writing
What it means: Committing words to paper or text to an electronic document.
What it means when you’re a writer: Doing literally anything else.

4) This last was in my Facebook feed, so some of you may have seen it on your own walls. The site Open Culture whose aim is to find and give us the best free cultural & educational media on the web, reports that the University of California has made available 700 free e-books. For research and found poetry possibilities, the titles are well worth investigating.

I shall see you tomorrow for prompt sites; Tuesday for a borrowed prompt; and next Thursday for more links.

Happy writing, everyone.

 

 
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Posted by on 18/09/2014 in links, poetry, writing

 

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5 responses to “Poetics Serendipity

  1. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com

    18/09/2014 at 12:09 pm

    Some of those 29 words are weird! But hilarious. I’ve never heard of Netflix. Research to me means Google/books/asking questions.

     
    • margo roby

      18/09/2014 at 12:16 pm

      Research to me means the same as to you, ViV. The Netflix is tongue in cheek. It’s a video rental service, movies and television.

       
  2. eduk8te

    18/09/2014 at 2:18 pm

    Margo,

    Thank you so much for this. I can’t begin to tell you how serendipitous this is – I’m working on the same thing in my “real” job today. The links you’ve provided seem heaven-sent!!!

     
    • margo roby

      18/09/2014 at 2:52 pm

      Katy! Lovely to see you. You have doubled my pleasure in finding things, with your comment.

       
  3. Misky

    19/09/2014 at 4:02 pm

    Open Culture is a great find. Just downloaded William Blake.

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