Monday, April 09, 2007

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This is a good exercise for National Poetry Month—make your own dictionary. Here's the entry for "Movie" from Marisol Limon Martinez's After You, Dearest Language , published by Ugly Duckling Presse. (All-caps words have their own entries, elsewhere in the book):

I watch a movie on TELEVISION with my FAMILY. The television is in the CORNER of the ROOM. I cannot really see what's happening. Michael is walking a BABY ALLIGATOR. My MOTHER asks Veronica if they should tell me about it. My FATHER can see the television but not the images. I am taking care of three KITTENS. As soon as Julien and I walk in the DOOR one of the kitten pees all over the Oxford English DICTIONARY. A MATTRESS is on the floor. At least we have some place to sleep. [...]

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