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Author Archives: Mari-Lou Rowley
three syllables plus three syllables something like glorious rhapsody the first luscious suffix rounder than “us” soaring [but not us, not glorious] the sharp soft percussive of second prefix rap, between slap and tap [but not that music, that sound] … Continue reading
Ice forms on the inside window; furnace exhaust fleeces frost under soffits, warms the branches for sparrows and chickadees whose metabolisms have adapted to survive the frigid cold. Santa Cruz would be nice this time of year, when joints cease … Continue reading
Thinking about Leonora Carrington’s work… and this strange relatively recent poem Wild Boy Digs a Hole wild boy digs a hole, lives in it. vole-eyed and fierce [radiation titillates the margin of burn area that gnaws her breasts.] he digs … Continue reading
… take a breath. breathe from the bottom, the well of what’s left aching to emerge again sunny and light. put it out there steamily in the cold new dawn. Continue reading
Thanks to John Cunningham and CKUW for yesterday’s interview & reading. the link to the MP3 here..
One of the Animalis poems from Unus Mundus published today in qattsiluni with audio.
from Unus Mundus, previously published in Truck. Falco Columbarius
Nothing like getting your new book in the mail. Anvil did a fabulous job on the cover, typography, design. And I love the ochre yellow inside covers! A sneak preview of a poem as well!
The reading, unfolding, launching of “Transforium” by Tammy Lu and Mari-Lou Rowley (JackPine Press 2012). Thanks to Lia Pas for helping us decipher the poem-map!
When Tammy Lu and I first began to discuss the possibility of collaboration, we were both struck by the interests we shared: the relationship of place (physical, emotional or psychological) to creative content and emergence, the intersection of art/poetry/science, cosmology … Continue reading
After two weeks in a hermitage at the edge of the woods at St. Peter’s Abby…. reading strange and obscure text from the college library.. such as.. Very few recluses had chairs at all; at stone bench sufficed as a … Continue reading
Swallowtail Catastrophe with a nod to Rene Thom Dilemma: In the schoolyard perimeter the paper plane is made up of three surfaces of folds, which meet in two lines, which in turn meet at a single swallowtail … Continue reading
Delighted to have three poems published in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics recently alongside so much insightful and inspiring work. Thanks Gizem et. al.
Acoustic Phonons Listen ear to heart thumb to Vega nervous oscillations simply mechanical and fine machinery of body parts of quasiparticles. The problem is complicated. Squealing frequency of acoustic phonons due to elastic deformation. Imprints on skin white or red … Continue reading
Hermitage Poem Day Seven Sun licks twisted bark, melting primordial knots on bony shoulders. Sudden hollow snap overhead more like tongue click – thogngnk to the left, thogngkn thogngnk to the right, woods alive with tongue clicks of trees stretching … Continue reading
Quantum Leap Try building a universe from scratch quarks on up, it’s true they travel in packs of threes, red green blue, inseparable as adolescents in coordinated fleece, bound by gluons they eventually become one proton … Continue reading
Finally, a site up and running! Now I just need to link to my own URL… Much more to come, like sample poems, musings, rants, errata, so please check back soon. Mari-Lou