Anyone following me on Twitter during the month of February, would have seen me building poems from existing texts using the cut up method.The poems were cut from Calvino’s “Six Memos for the New Millennium”, glued to rice paper and origami squares then mounted on re-purposed cardboard. I used Post-It Note Poetry as a kind of boot camp to see if I was able to build ‘on-demand’ as well as trialing a commission-style way of building for others.
At the conclusion of the month the answer to both those questions was ‘yes’.
AN EXTENDED FIELD OF CREATION
Two weeks ago I started sticking the poems to the zentangles I had been drawing as part of my sleep training practice. The ones not sent off for birthday presents I put up for sale on Twitter and Instagram with no expectation of what would happen next. I was unprepared for the speed in which they found new homes (thank you Chris and Sophie!).
My most recent foray into birthday presents have left five poems for sale (these poems are the second half of The Turquoise series).
Each poem square is:
- one of a kind
- hand cut, post-it note in size
- original ink on paper compositions (note they are actually darker & greener)
- mounted on re-purposed cardboard
- backed with plain blue paper
- hand numbered
- original poetry cut from Jeanette Winterson’s “Art Objects”
Would you like one?
Poem Squares are $15.00 each, including worldwide postage.
You can claim yours by clicking HERE and adding in the comments the poem you’d like to purchase (each are numbered for ease of identification).
SHOP, COMMISSIONS AND BIBLIOMANCY POEMS
I’ll be opening to commissions and bibliomancy poems in the next few weeks, along with rolling out an official poetry shop that will include poems built during February.
In the interim, please email author(at)jodicleghorn(dot)com if you are interested in a commission or a bibliomancy poem.