On Kinemapoetics

I changed my blog's name and location because I wanted to place it squarely in the zone of where I'm writing. The old name wasn't really capturing anything and was, in all honestly, just something I plucked from the air that was tangentially related to my poetry—and not to my poetics.

Kinemapoetics is about the visual lyricism. It's about the process of collecting a manscript of poems as akin to the job of the film editor, who takes the dailies, the rushes, the raw footage and shapes them into the filmic thread. It's about each poem doing its piece of the work as a whole, not about poems as sad little individuals with no friends.

Kinema, in Greek, means motion. Origin of our word "cinema"—motion pictures. Kinemapoetics means poems move—in image, in narrative (whatever that means), in effect.

Kinemapoetics uses film and poetry as lenses each to better understand the other.


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  2. Nice new title. And nice new typo (or was it?): manscript. Reminds me of Queer Eye's Kyan's term manscaping...

  3. Whew...I deleted your old link from my blog because I thought it had been hacked by some porn baron. I'll add the new one!

  4. And then when you write, er, Those Kind of Poems, you can temporarily change it to "skinemapoetics."

    *ducking and running*

  5. You scared me there for a minute. I had to trace you through a comment you made on Seth's blog.

    If you don't want such erudite voices as "currency trading information" putting in their two cents worth, I'd suggest you activate word verification in your comments box settings. (Instructions at Blogger Home).

    Like the new title. If you reach dizzying heights with your method, you may just call it kinesthesiapoetics.

  6. Manscript: love it.

    Charles: I like the new blog name. But I haven't had time to anagram it yet . . . hehehe.