Thursday, November 24, 2005

Sounds off the Pages: "WORD page snds AURA" (qbdp # 105)

Geof Huth, "WORD page snds AURA" (24 Nov 2005)

Abbey Oak Drive, Vienna, Virginia

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, and my family and I are at my wife's sister's house with all of her family. While we prepared dinner and watched movies on TV, I finalized this first of two mailings to remember a multi-voice reading of poems I participated in this month.

This issue of qbdp consists of a folder (with the image above as its cover), and a visual poem ("WORD PAGE SNDS AURA") I wrote while on a train going home after the reading. Each mailed copy of the poem was handwritten on that train. The poem above resembles the handwritten poem vaguely, but it is a much different interpretation of the words. I explained the mailing with this text below, which appears on the back cover of the folder.

This mailing memorializes a reading of multi-voice poems performed on November 5th, 2005, at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York, New York, by Dan Waber, Jennifer Hill-Kaucher, Andrea Jade Talarico, Holly Crawford, Adeena Karasick, Steve Dalachinsky, Geof Huth, Alan Semerdjian, Jennifer Ley, Barbara DeCesare, Susan Scutti, Lillian Fellmann, and Bernard Elsmere. Geof Huth created this visual poem (and wrote out the copies of it that appear inside this folder) while traveling home by train that night.

The recipients of "WORDS page snds AURA" (which includes a handwritten copy of "WORD PAGE SNDS AURA") are as follows:

1. Ruth and Marvin Sackner

2. Bob Grumman

3. Roy Arenella

4. Ruud Janssen

5. Dan Waber

6. Jennifer Hill-Kaucher

7. Adeena Karasick

8. Steve Dalachinsky

9. Lillian Fellman

10. Bernard Elsmere

11. Alan Semerdjian

12. Holly Crawford

13. Susan Scutti

14. Barbara DeCesare

15. Mick Boyle

16. RF Côté

17. endwar

18. frips

19. Ficus strangulensis

20. fat red ant

21. Luc Fierens

22. Jukka-Pekka Kervinen

23. Jim Leftwich

24. Jimi Camero

25. Ryosuke Cohen

26. qbdp
un violon d'ingres

1 comment:

Barbara D. said...

It's beautiful. I wish I could say something to impress my gratitude about being a part of that event (as, it seems, you aptly did). I'm grateful. Very.