play in progress
play in progress
some stuff that we and others are making right now ...
POEMTHING: me|same|same|sa|mesa|me [2021 om]
poem in progress by om writing toward/against gentrification and displacement in his home --> mesa, az.
we'll continue to post future iterations and reformulations of the poem when they arrive. stay tuned ...
read current version here
read previous version here
a "final" version of this poem appears in om's book, des_________: papeles, palabras, & poems from the desert (Tolsun Books, 2022) here
SERIESTHING: translation side-by-sides [2021 njg]
it's often easier to show the difference between translation methods through examples rather than explanation. njg's image above is the first in a series of such examples that we'll be accumulating as they emerge.
care to contribute? send us an email here
TRANSLATIONTHING: 在那遥远的地方 [2020 njg]
draft translation of a classic song --> had to sing it to see if it fit. the song was collected from [i believe] qinghai province in china in 1939 [or 1934 or 1937 or something], which later won unesco world heritage recognition. there were always snatches of it stuck in my head since childhood, so i finally went and learned the whole thing.
audio snippet of original followed by translation here
additional notebook glimpses into song/poem translation drafts here
INSTALLATIONTHING: lost poems [2021 njg/rg]
a slow-growing collection of "lost poem" signs inviting participation by any and all passersby. if/when "found poems" trickle in, we will gather and share them here.
feel free to print/post these signs wherever you live.
compiled print-ready pdf here
web-ready image files here
text/doodles [njg] / design [rg]
GAMETHING: we pass as fleeting dreams [2020 njg/rg]
BOOKTHING: space rock [2020-2021 rg]
digitally-mediated, poetic exploration of faithstuff. prompted by conversations with rg's partner. has grown to include contributions from nearly thirty friends/loved ones. very slow burner ...
first published poem from the collection at harpy hybrid here
stay tuned for more...
ZINETHING: the condo(r)s [2020-2021 rg]
writing around/toward the vulturistic condo-highrise apocalypse currently underway in phx. zine
at the early fits and starts stage is now called condo®s and is currently available here!
voice memo of rough poemdraft composed in a downtown phx park here
photo of the sub-prime notebook rg made to house the growing flockflap body of "condo(r)s" here