Wednesday, 6 January 2010

I AM A NANO-POET - TINY POEMS #2

Happy 2010 all!

I blogged about Tiny Poems here before, then today I read an interesting article on Nano-Poetics here at the PIW site, which says: "The miniaturisation process includes content: for example, the movement of poetry from a focus on gods or the privileged classes to that which deals with existential, practical matters and ordinary people. And it includes form: the switch from high registers to low, and from the serious to the comic."

The comic, see?! I was a nano-poet and I didn't know it but my feet showed it, they were Longfellows...(Eek. One of my Da's many, many jokes.) For me, nano-poetics also includes the found poem. Which is the category that the poem below falls into.

Anyway, what I am trying to say is that the PIW article reminded me that the Tiny Poems site said I could submit to them. So I did. And once again I have heard nothing. Since October. So once again I have decided to post one of my little nanos here. More to come!




13 comments:

Kar said...

Love the tiny poem Nu! and why do these places never get back to you? the mind boggles...look forward to reading more ;-)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks K!
Dunno re not answering. It's rife in the writing world. V irritating. I have a 3 month rule, unless the mag says otherwise.

Jessica Maybury said...

oooo pretty

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Jessica!

Tania Hershman said...

I love the idea of nano-poems but can't poems by tiny anyway? Having spent the afternoon in the Nanoscience and Quantum Information centre, I feel I will be writing nano! Love your found poem. Shame they never get back to you. Honestly. I have been waiting over 6 months for an Australian mag, grrrrr...

Sarah Hilary said...

Ooh, small but perfectly formed! Love it, Nuala, congrats!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi Tania - 6 months is infuriating. I only wait that long if I have been thrown a line OR if I know the mag well and know that they tend to be slow. I don't tend to give new-to-me mags that sort of time. It hasn't come back to bit eme yeat (my 3 month rule).

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Sarah - ta! They are fun to write. Even more fun to find ;)!

Rachel Fenton said...

That's cute. So much meaning tied up in "vegan graffiti" - cool!

V. interested in the three month rule, might employ it myself. It's difficult for me getting my head around the submission periods/dates/waiting periods etc as it is without having to wait so long I've forgotten all about what I submitted!

Can't wait to read more tiny poems!
Also, if you're ever in Leeds, go to Hansa's - wonderful veggie food!

lucy said...

They sound homeopathic to me...!
Lucy

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Rachel - cheers!
Keep a list - I keep detailed records of where stuff is sent so that I don't double up. And so that I know when it was sent.

Lucy - love it!!

Rachel Fox said...

I love tiny poems...write and read lots. I did series of blog posts of them back in Feb 09 too.

x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cool Rachel - I'm off to look through your archive.