For Kader El-Janabi: “The French Connection” - [*The following short essay & poem were commissioned a decade ago for publication in Kader El-Janabi’s short-lived magazine,* Arapoetica de la Poésie Int...
Monday, October 12, 2009
Dana Smith's "Freud's cobwebbed poem"
This is an already outdated work-in-progress for Dana Smith's painting "Freud's cobwebbed poem".
The odd phrase in the title is drawn from the Australian poet Les Murray's great poem of modernity and cities, The Sydney Highrise Variations. I am told Freud figures here for the phallic nature of skyscrapers.
Dana's painting, soon to be finished and already very different from this image, will appear in the Poetry Scores Art Invitational to Les' poem. It will be held 6-10 p.m. (something like that) Friday, Nov. 13 at The Luminary Center for the Arts (follow that link for directions &c.).
All the work in the show will respond to Les' poem and be titled after verbatim language from the poem. It will all be on sale on silent auction.
We also will release a poetry score CD at the event - the whole poem set to music as one scores a film. Here is the part of the score that incorporates the language Dana chose for his title.
"Hot air money driers"
(Matt Fuller, Chris King, Les Murray)
Three Fried Men
w/ Carl Pandolfi & Christopher Y. Voelker