Friday, June 26, 2009

WWRJD?

Q: What would Ronald Johnson do?

A: As Adam did.

4 comments:

Richard Taylor said...

Ross - what do you mean here? I am interested in Johnson's ARK.

Richard

Ross Brighton said...

Its a quote from Beam 30:
http://www.trifectapress.com/johnson/beam30.html

Ross Brighton said...

ARK is amazing. one of my favourite poems.

Richard Taylor said...

I see the reference now - I actually bought ARK from the US.
A strange and beautiful work. Somewhere between Zukofsky's 'A',and his '80 Flowers'); a nod to various of the modernist/postmodernist poets/artists; and to (and Milton or Herbert), and - not sure - it's like a kind of magical word music composition like Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake"...

Joyce ("Just read it as if it is a huge poem.") Also ARK -

Science into mystery amd music...

Actually at a strange remove it reminds me also of Alan Sondheim's strange (but much vaster) work - at times... see the link on my Blog...

And he "references" all sorts of things - I just saw an obvious ref to WCW's

And also I think of Michelle
Leggott (as in DIA)

Richard