A new version of an old authorial videopoem.
I have been experimenting with language play and neologism creation for many years now. These experiments started as private notebooks that I kept purely for personal use; a sort of linguistic workshop in which I tried to organize ideas for prose (and prose poetical) pieces, such as the stage play The Looksist.
But the approach I was taking — to break words in half and try to create new words and thought associations— became directly useful when I started writing poetry seriously and making authorial videopoems.
The YouTube video above shows one of these poems. I have now done it twice, and a link to version one is below.
In 2019, some of these poems were published as an online chapbook. A link to that project is at the bottom of this post.
Baram VI (original version of VideoPoemSong 5). Link here: https://vimeo.com/122303737
The po'-'sh soft
smash of water's
Is full-bore, as the
And, in the old homes,
Is insect-like in
And the ground
While warm wood
- Finn Harvor
Originally published as a chapbook by Former People. Link: