Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Documentative Poetry

People who know me well know I can become too camera-happy, taking several pictures to make sure I get one good photo. With technology, I can even record using my camera while anyone in my "film" are unaware that I am recording.

It's a matter of preservation. In this last year, I've realized how important libraries are for keeping archives, books, etc. Not to say I was ignorant, but I am at a time in my life, in whatever poetry is becoming, where the old guard is leaving and the next generation is entering.

Also, I have photos of my "growing up," but a lot of it lost.

In short, documenting is a part of saying, "These poets said this on facebook."

It also finds its own place in my work.

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