Monthly Archives: September 2019
I would love to meet Israfel Sivad one day, although he lives in America, I’m in the UK… I think we’d have a lot of things to chat about over a glass of something. I find that a lot of poetry doesn’t speak to me because it’s too emotional. This book, We Are The Underground, is a rare find where the poetry can be enjoyed as art, not just feelings put in to words. Each piece is very creative. Having said that, I think those who enjoy poetry for the reasons that I don’t would also enjoy Israfel Sivad’s work. So, really… it’s for everyone.
Cage is a poem in 15 parts. The poem was written using chance operations, then each piece was also created using chance methods. Each piece is drawn on a vintage magazine page, from a 1962 issue of Gent. I’d love to hear from anyone else who uses chance in their visual or written work! Or […]