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Lewis Turco: Odd and Invented Forms

Lewis Turco, a wonderful poet both under his own name and as Wesli Court, is the author of The Book of Forms, the first edition of which first introduced me to real formal possibility. He’s started a collection of “Odd and Invented Forms” and he’s asking for contributions. Submission information is on the page.

I’m very pleased that Lew has included a form I concocted for Twitter, the twiplet (formerly twinnet). For a little while at least it’s the last item on his page.

Update 2/22/2010: Changed the URL to Lew’s new location,. Thanks to greywyvern for the heads up.

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6 comments

1 clarinda harriss { 09.27.09 at 11:03 am }

I’m interested in submitting a couple of examples of a form I invented called 69ers, based on permutations of 6 & 9 (lines, syllables per, etc.) Obviously you can use any two-digit number (unless one ending in zero’; e.g., a 49er would be based on permutations of 4 and 9. So how and where to I submit?

2 Mike { 09.27.09 at 9:18 pm }

Clarinda, Lew Turco is not running a press or zine – he’s interested in forms and not in publishing poems (other than his own!)- but if you’d like to tell him about 69ers, http://lewisturco.typepad.com/poetics/odd-and-invented-forms.html has the info about how to do that.

I’m not a publisher, either, but I’d love to see some examples. You can reach me at sonneteer@mikesnider.org BTW, the URL you gave returns a 404.

3 graywyvern { 02.20.10 at 3:58 pm }
4 Mike { 02.22.10 at 8:51 pm }

Yeah, that’s the new URL. Thanks.

5 Cornelius Schmeichel { 10.06.11 at 12:38 pm }

Hello! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

6 Mike { 10.06.11 at 8:33 pm }

Afraid I’m not much help – I use WordPress.

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