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Happy National Poetry Month

I saw a poem this morning: Parent demonstrates-by-example how to look both ways…

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Book Report: Salvage and Demolition A tightly-knotted time-travel novella. A secret society, a secret book containing a more-secret message about even-more secret magic, this story wraps up plenty of fun stuff in the snarls of its loop...

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Syllables from Phonemes: Nothing is E-Z I want to write puzzles that use word-sounds. And by "write," I mean I want a computer to do all the hard work while I stare off into space and think about burritos. But word sounds are tricky for co...

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#ThankYouForYourService Morning Plan: write flavortext doggerel until 11, then two minutes of no-doggerel silence. If you've seen my poetry, you know you're thankful for those two minutes. ...

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Book Report: Boswell's Life of Johnson Oh man I only made it like halfway through part 1. People keep recommending this to me. Samuel Johnson was some writer. As such, he produced some interesting work. But at least as near as I coul...

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Book Report: Embassytown It's weird science fiction: humans interact with aliens. In the aliens' language, statements must refer to real things. If you wanted to compose a poem about a purple cow in this language, you would ...

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So basically this poem says that codes lack the passion of poetry... well, the passion of good poetry. Maybe still better than, say "Pangolin Bowling" ...

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Link: Kung-Fu CB Mamas on Wheels vs. the Aztec Motorcycle Wrestling Nuns Happy National Poetry Month, USA people! Perhaps my proudest poetic month was when I constructed the couplet The Kung Fu CB Biker Mamas and the Aztec Wrestling Nuns Lined up along the freeway...

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Glossing my Twits: 2HB Seth Godin recently blogged "If you've got 140 characters to make your point, the odds are you are going to be misunderstood (a lot)." I'm not really surprised that I get questions about my twitter i...

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Book Report: The Breeze from the East Mostly, I am not reading books. While I work on the Hogwarts write-up, I am not reading books. Mostly. I've posted some book reports in the past few weeks--but I'd read those books beforehand, wri...

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Book Report (of a sort): Sucker's Progress (more or less) National poetry month is April. So I'll rhyme all month! Oh yes I will. A book not to read if you're in a hurry? The long Sucker's Progress is by Richard Asbury Its style is both list-y and rambli...

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