10.0869 multi-media poetry

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 19 Apr 1997 22:09:26 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 869.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Mike Ledgerwood <MLedgerwood@ccmail.sunysb.edu> (5)
Subject: Re: 10.0859 multi-media poetry

[2] From: LS54@aol.com (26)
Subject: Re: 10.0859 multi-media poetry

Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 10:50:47 -0400
From: Mike Ledgerwood <MLedgerwood@ccmail.sunysb.edu>
Subject: Re: 10.0859 multi-media poetry

One last note--I cannot believe I forgot to mention the work of
Laurie Anderson. Her "Puppet Motel" available from Voyager
is probably THE most interesting, easily available multimedia
poetry CD now. She, herself, of course is a multimedia poet
par excellence. Best to all, Mike Ledgerwood

Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 07:20:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: LS54@aol.com
Subject: Re: 10.0859 multi-media poetry

In reference to your posts on multi-media poetry - check out the following

Linda Smukler is the author of HOME IN THREE DAYS. DON'T WASH. -
poems with accompanying cd-rom.

Human desire, the ache of intensity, obsession... Award-winning poet Linda
Smukler reveals a stark and dynamic experience of intimacy, vulnerability and
the passion behind it all. An artfully designed book with evocative digital
images created by the author, exploring the inner landscapes written on and
in the body with courage, humor, and unrestrained erotic enjoyment - a record
of suffering and celebration. Available as a book alone, or with a CD-ROM
designed by the author presenting excerpts in a series of gorgeous, poetic

Selections from HOME IN THREE DAYS... performed by the author on video for
this special presentation. With digitally-edited video and stereo sound, the
cd-rom presents the work as an audio-visual feast, with the presence of live
performance. The cd-rom also includes a gallery of the photographic images, a
scrapbook of images used in making the performance videos, an author
biography and excerpts from a video interview.
"There's a photograph in here that's hard to read at first. Then suddenly you
see it's two, imposed on one another: portraits of Linda Smukler and Gertrude
Stein. Stein hovers behind, above, beneath these brazen texts. Like her
modernist forebear, Smukler uses the most direct and plain American idiom to
render the complexity and anguish, and the humor of desire."
-- Rebecca Brown, award-winning author of Gifts of the Body