dear jared, dear megan,
except for my messed-up back i would have been sitting in this chair sooner - but as it is i will be wiggling out of it again sooner. but i will think on what i've heard here.
j, i am thinking about your experience > writing > poem > reader...
does experience include the experience of bumping around poem while writing it?
bc i can't say that writing is like channeling an experience - much more obstinate and blind than that. more like writing a letter while also frantically describing the shape of the envelope in voice-over. (and contrariness is like powering off the walls.) in odd presentness poems are about the structure of attention.
ways of experiencing the past & future - since i don't have a very good memory, one way i experience the future is by thinking about what in the present i won't remember in the future.
is there a scaffolding to remove?
the patina is really interesting. if poems inevitably gain patina, what does it mean for a fully present poetry?
my thought - poems gain and lose patina - things seem to become invisible from overexposure, then get noticed again when they are invisible enough.
talk more about the lucio fontana painting. see, jared, i posted something!!
ps - the lemur poem is awesome. ancient mot!