Percentage, or: Interest

An American sentence: What percentage of words in any given sentence convey meaning? What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing… Continue reading Percentage, or: Interest

If a cat spoke, or: If a monkey typed

An American sentence: If a cat spoke, it would say things like, 'Hey, I don't see the problem here.'-Roy Blount Jr. (b. 1941) Some further American sentences: Unknowingly, Blount constructed a funny 'American Sentence'.Need 'American Sentences' not be composed deliberately?A monkey could also produce an 'American Sentence' by chance.I'm not comparing Blount to a monkey.… Continue reading If a cat spoke, or: If a monkey typed

In a forest, or: Essence

An American sentence: If a poem is never heard or seen by anyone, is it art? What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He… Continue reading In a forest, or: Essence

About, or: Much ado

An American sentence: A poem about absolutely nothing should have very few words. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing… Continue reading About, or: Much ado

Unbirthday, or: Cheers, mate!

An American sentence: I hereby bestow this sentence upon you. What shall you do with it? What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He… Continue reading Unbirthday, or: Cheers, mate!

Yay, nay, or: I can’t hear you…

An American sentence: Could written lines match the force of the most emotively spoken words? What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt… Continue reading Yay, nay, or: I can’t hear you…

Expecting, or: Expectant

An American sentence: Great poems gracefully absorb countless meanings imbued by readers. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Expecting, or: Expectant

Tesseract, or: Beyond

An Alliterisen Poetry requires rich, dynamic descriptors Witty, winding words make for versatile, vivid verses Scrumptious syllables cleverly comprised of luscious letters: crispy consonants, velvet vowels Fearless phrases so saturated with mysterious meanings, pulling people into romantic realms and dreamy, dappled dimensions The Alliterisen The Alliterisen (Complex and Rhyming), a form created by Udit Bhatia, is… Continue reading Tesseract, or: Beyond