Saturday, November 25, 2017

Review of Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems

Thank you Jill Stoner for a generous review of Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems, in the November issue of Canadian Architect magazine.

Here is a link:

And a downloadable copy is attached
Jill Stoner's book "Poems for Architects" is a wonderful threshold to archi-poetry.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ted Landrum reading at Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Sept 24, 2017

Link here for a video of my reading at Thin Air, Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Sept. 24th 2017. I read three poems from Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems: "Snippets of Kairos for Enkidu Haircut", "Writing an Aid to Me" and "Agog":

Thanks to Charlene Diehl, for the opportunity; to Joshua Whitehead, Guy Gauthier, and Uma Parameswaran, for sharing the stage; and Lisa! for recording and so much more.

Midway Radicals &Archi-Poems (Signature Editions​ 2017) can be ordered through any independent bookstore, or directly from the publisher >

#Poetry + #Architecture = #ArchiPoetry

Saturday, January 7, 2017

philosophy rises from the neighbors' chimneys

“With deep winter upon us and the weather growing colder, even the wood smoke out of the neighbors’ chimneys could be described as philosophizing. I can see it move its lips as it rises, telling the indifferent sky about our loneliness, the torment of our minds and passions which we keep secrets from each other, and the wonder and pain of our mortality and of our eventual vanishing from this earth. It’s a kind of deep, cathedral-like quiet that precedes a snowfall."
— Charles Simic, "Winter's Philosophers" New York Review of Books, Jan. 4, 2011

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Milieu & the place of the poem

" the middle, halfway, where the carrier pylon is expected, 
from above or from below, there is the place of the poem..."

—Paul Celan, Microliths

more here