Category Archives: Technique

Animated Poem, “Trrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr”

(Click on the “Trr” above to begin!) Experimenting with GIMP as an animation composer. This is an animated version of a poem that was first published in ‘ditch’ last year: http://www.ditchpoetry.com/lisamansell.htm I’m still learning its features, and this is a first … Continue reading

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Browsing & Imagination

I sometimes browse the shelves, at midnight, in Keele University library.  The current journals are my particular rummage-worthy favourite, despite the recent diminution in their print stock (relegated now to just one wall of clear Perspex shelving) and the abandonment … Continue reading

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Ecopoems 3: Installation

On June 19th 2012, I exhibited the first stage of the ecopoems as an installation at the Spode China Halls in Stoke-on-Trent.  The China Hall is part of the now abandoned Spodeware factory; its chalky dust-rippled space is cavernous in … Continue reading

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Ecopoems 2

When I started the ecopoetry project last month, my hypothesis was that the paper would be eroded and thus the text redacted by insects, weather and bird-pecks. Having collected a sample of the texts that were scattered, I have observed … Continue reading

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Ecopoems

I experiment with ecopoetry and site-specificity each spring (because that is what poet-academics do to relax, of course). Last year, I used some of my own poems as a basis for ruination by weather, birds, elements. This year I have chosen some found material … Continue reading

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Poems on Badges

I was let loose in the “Experimental Print Unit” at Staffordshire University today as part of my dastardly plan to sneak poetry into people’s everyday encounters. The print unit has a fabulously retro Badge Press Machine (a charming pre-loved device, unlike the … Continue reading

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Adventures with Textorizer: Calligrams.

This relates to my previous post about Textorizer (https://deviljazz.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/textorizer-7/) I thought it would be fun to ‘textorize’ some famous calligrams. I’ve chosen Apollinaire’s Horse (and used the text from “Zone”): BEFORE AFTER: And Steve McCaffery’s Carnival Panels (Panel 1, Plate … Continue reading

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Textorizer

I am loving this website and its poetic potential. Textorizer will take an uploaded image and ‘textify it’. There are various options concerned with density and numbers of ‘strings’ which produce different effects. I uploaded a photgrph of myself and … Continue reading

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Microblackouts

I have deviated somewhat from editing my ‘proper academic article’. The allure of the marker pen can have generative poetic qualities, not to mention a nice, addictive smell. (I am sure marker pens must be non-toxic, tight?)   Inspired by Austin Kleon, … Continue reading

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