Monday, 15 March 2010

'Song of BLOB's Nose' online!

Dear friends,
The new poem, 'Song of BLOB's Nose', is online now at the aforementioned online journal, Blastocyst:

There, you can see the final version of the introduction to the poem, the draft of which is posted here, below this post. It will be an interesting exercise in understanding the manner of my working style, I hope, for someone to analyze the differences between the two. They were both done on the same day, only minutes apart; I edited the text in the body of the email in which I sent it to the proprietor of Blastocyst, Johnny Brick, to whom I am grateful for hosting my poetry.

Meanwhile, I have been working tirelessly on my dissertation about the movie Drag Me to Hell and on an essay concerning the textual relationship between Evagrius's translation of the Life of St. Antony and Augustine's On the Divination of Demons. This has not stopped me from writing some poetry, however, and perhaps I'll share it someday soon with all of you. In any case, it has not much to do with BLOB, so it's not as interesting as you're used to.

I'm thinking of doing a recorded reading of my friend's short-story Human Immunodeficiency Vampire, but he's doing some edits at the moment, so you'll have to wait a while for that. In the meantime, enjoy the poetry! Besides the opening paragraph, it's in Dactylic Hexameter, which is pretty difficult to adapt well for the English language, but I've tried.