To Illuminize or To Abominate It

Rosmarie Waldrop - "Shorter American Memory of the Declaration of Independence" (2'18" with introduction; 0'59" w/o intro here). Happy accidents abound in Waldrop's oulipian redaction of the nation's inaugural utterance. Like she says in the outro, the original "shines through," as befits a now perished republic.

More Waldrop at PennSound. Author page at EPC. Brief bio and online works at Duration. W. Martin reviews Reluctant Gravities. Hank Lazer reviews Lavish Absence. Entry on "S + 7" at OuLiPo. The Declaration of Independence at the National Archives. Wikipedia entry on hara-kiri.

Tuesday -- 04 July 2006 -- permalink

The Lipstick of Noise is a product of the Third Factory • Inspired by the music blogs • And by Paul Blackburn's reel-to-reel deck. Intending to make good use of PENNSound and other sources of digital audio files of poetry • Comments welcomeXML.