To life, or: L’chayim*

An American sentence: When writing 'American Sentences', sometimes I get carried a-way. Footnote: In Hebrew, 'l'chayim' means 'to life', and the numerical value of 'live' is '18' (all letters of the Hebrew alphabet correspond to numbers). What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well… Continue reading To life, or: L’chayim*

The long, or: Short of it

An American sentence My year of writing micropoems was long on far-out synonyms. 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 The long, or: Short of it

Running into a brick wall, or: Magic

A dribble (in atom form... kind of.) forms overlap often extra effort's a must I like to prove witty still it might be a no magic yes even magic may suffer defeat The dribble The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted). The name… Continue reading Running into a brick wall, or: Magic