The rules, according to Buster Benson.
Have I not posted this before? Really? I probably have. I know. That’s lazy. I should probably check. But hey. You probably won’t. And if you missed it the first time round, it won’t hurt seeing it this time, right? And if you caught it the first time round, let’s just imagine that I think it’s worth being reminded of. Because I really do.
And it’s almost as if reflagging this post stands against the point of the post. Almost. Eirann Lorsung writes on the impetus behind her publishing initiative, MIEL. In doing so, she authors a battle cry for makers in this connected age. Go read the whole thing. Then, y’know, make something.
Also: “Place 2 and 2 right in front of my nose, but make me think I’m seeing 5. Then reveal the truth, 4!, and surprise me.” That’s working methodology for a poem, right there. Poetry = magic. ‘Nuff said.
Had the opportunity to work with Frank on a PAL project: If Not You Who Else. It was a blessing, really, to share the space with so many accomplished and open-hearted people, and it’s the kind of space I wish I could inhabit much more of the time. Spring cleaning, I came across this in a pile of notes, and wanted to give the thought a life beyond my archived paper…