The Redundancies

So speaking of "I Love Mondays!", this is the text of the first time I read there, in January 2006. Attendance was mandatory. I read a poem for each person in the audience (in my twelve-minute slot). If I knew someone was going to be there, I wrote a poem specifically for them; there were several unassigned poems that turned out to have been written specifically for unexpected audience members.

I don't have much to say about the process of writing these poems. The formal idea I'm exploring should be fairly obvious. I wrote many of them in the shower, where I was unable to write anything down, in order to make them as memorable (or memorizable) as possible.

You can download a pdf of The Redundancies. Thanks to Gabriel Liston for the cover artwork. You might also want to check out the other pdfs I've posted.


  1. Eccentric Scholar said...

    Your poem "We've never met before today" should be the tag line for the film _Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind_.  


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