Saturday, September 17, 2005

Ah, what Singers

there are out there.

Barely have the last melodious notes of Lorna Dee Cervantes' wonderful series of alphabet hay(na)ku ceased - but why stop with the English Z, Lorna? There are Mayan & Sumerian & Greek & Cyrillic alphabets out there just begging to be immortalised - when Ernesto Priego steps up on stage & begins a Baedeker of world city hay(na)ku.

Let me drop in a quote from Samuel Delany's Time considered as a helix of semi-precious stones, probably the one piece of writing I could not live on a desert island without. "Singers are people who look at things, then go and tell people what they've seen. What makes them Singers is their ability to make people listen."

& am I listening!

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