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I Know Another Man

Brian Kim Stefans / Roger Pellett - "I Know a Man." Roger Pellett is a "fake Cambridge poet" of Stefans's Pessoa-inspired devising. "Born" in 1964, and active in the latter half of the 1990s, Pellett, like so many others, went through a Creeley phase. Though this recording is middling to muddy, the audiofile is worth a listen, first for Stefans's charmingly wandering voicing of Creeley's best known short poem, then for the brilliant translation, from Pellett's pen, that follows. If my ears don't deceive me, "slut" is used as a verb in the final stanza.

Want to hear the translation without the set-up? The file is here. More about Pellett here. Full reading (6 February 2002) on PennSound. Stefans's Arras site here.

[Originally posted 9 March 2006] XML feed here. • Elsewhere on Third Factory: index, ensemble, nb, links.

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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.