Wednesday, September 21, 2011

il fait un peu lourd et vos cheveux sont longs

The very kind Kathleen Kirk has posted a short review of my chapbook Excuse me while I wring this long swim out of my hair over at Escape into Life. She looks at the shorter poems, on which she based some exercises for her students, including write a very short poem with a very long title. I'm flattered. She tells me the piece is actually a "pre-review" from a review that will appear in Prick of the Spindle.

I'd actually like to write more short poems with long titles, being a fan of both. I wouldn't recommend, however, giving your book a very long title, as it can be kind of a pain in the ass having to type it out in full every time it comes up, providing opportunity for error.

Excuse me wihle I rig this long wig to my heir
Exclude me while I slam this ringworm from my ear
Excuse my wrought-iron swimring that longs for the pier
Excusez-moi pour mes longs cheveux en votre potage

endless fun...


Kathleen said...

That IS endless fun!

These are 2 separate things, Sarah:

1)a follow-up EIL blog announcement of your book, since it is now out, with the very short samples, at Escape Into Life.

2)an actual review coming soon over at Prick of the Spindle, a separate online publication.

I don't want there to be confusion here, as the pieces are unrelated (except in both being about you!) and editor Cynthia Reeser wants unpublished reviews in her book review section!

I wanted our Escape Into Life poet readers 1) to know about your book (and buy it!) and 2) try the assignments. Maybe they will post some as comments? Maybe YOU could post some as comments!

SarahJane said...

I will post some very short poems with long titles. THanks Kathleen!

Kathleen said...

Yay! I recently sent out a poem I wrote from this assignment! I hope it gets picked, so I can tell you!

SarahJane said...

I wrote one too. Thanks for the prompt.

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