10 may. 2008


*Clark Coolidge. Ing. 1968. no pagination.

One of the only books of poetry named after a morpheme. The early, abstract Coolidge has its peculiar charm, as in this collector's item with a cover by Guston.

"ing" is a recurring syllable here, in a book that breaks language down to the level of morpheme and syllable. He likes to suggests words by cutting them off "taneity" inevitably suggests "spontaneity," for example. "straction" is "abstraction."

2 comentarios:

John dijo...

Without context, I thought, "simultaneity."


I used "struction" in a song once.

"Struction romp through force and feel,
Burning hotter than a strudel.
How much farce do steakbake yield?
Just can't get it through my noodle."

michael dijo...

tmesis (known in Virgilius Maro of Toulouse as "ars scissendi") never had it so good.