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Sunday, January 29, 2006
 
BLURBED HAY(NA)KU!

People were quite generous with sending me blurbs for my THE BLURBED BOOK. To warm up for writing the book based on the blurbs, I've been writing hay(na)ku out of each blurb. Here's one blurbed hay(na)ku (titled after each blurber):

DEL RAY CROSS HAY(NA)KU

gets married everytime
she writes
poems

a beautiful wildness
where she
lives

occasionally other things
happen, like
wine

she glows, too
her peeps
blink

several projects (languages,
books, blogs,
forms,

airplanes) at once.



For comparison, here's Del Ray's original blurb:

"eileen tabios gets married everytime she writes a poem. her poetry is a beautiful wildness -- this is where she lives. occasionally other things happen, like wine and even more beauty. she glows, too, like poetry. sometimes her peeps blink in aweness. several projects (languages, books, blogs, new forms, airplanes) at once. sip."

Here's another example:

MICHAEL MAGEE HAY(NA)KU

"My Glorious Melanie
on Squid's
Whelping"

is too an essential act!



And here's Mike's original blurb:

Over the years our company brings in different talent once a month over our lunch hour. I don't know how they got Eileen Tabios -- she is the best we have ever had. In her craft of her storytelling and in her compassionate gutsy tough expression of female experience, she creates unique designs on her 1969 electric typewriter, including strong, graphic images inspired by calcium deposits and mildew, over which she has run a squeegee like a heartbroken woman mourning the loss of her lesbian lover. A sheep, goat, camel or cow can be sacrificed but we should not lose sight of the fact that Eileen Tabios's "My Glorious Melanie on Squid's Whelping" is too an essential act.

It's all amusing to Moi dot dot dot who's warming up, warming up dot dot dot


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