Thursday, March 23, 2006

Puisy - Poesy: Peaches for Poets

Dreamer Idiot has finally got his (our!) new venture going. It's a new poetry blog called Puisi- poesy where he or we (the we at the moment being Leon and myself, but it could include you, dear reader if you so wish) take it in turns to post up a poem that we would like to talk about. And then of course it's open season for the rest of the poetry loving world to add their thoughts and talk about where the poem leads them. As DI puts it:
...this would be a place to sembang-sembang – the Malay word and local phrase for meeting up for chit chat.
A virtual mamak stall chat over virtual teh tarik. Informal. Unstuffy. Genuine reader-response rather than heavy-weight academic discussion. A sharing rather than a lecture. And embracing poetry in Malay as well as in English.

Will it work? Dreamer Idiot has given the project a four month let's-see period.

Anyway, the blog gets off to a great start with DI's discussion of Peter David's delightful poem Peaches. (Read it out loud but don't spill juice on the keyboard, okay?)

7 comments:

Sham said...

Popped in and loved the poem. Good effort and hope it takes off!

The Eternal Wanderer said...

I think it's a great idea. There's still a very large segment of Malaysians and also people who are still not exposed much to poetry. I think it'll be a successful project. Count me in as one of the visitors!

dreamer idiot said...

Thanks for the promo for our project. It's beyond my dreams (dreamer that I am) to have you also at the helm. This wouldn't have come off without you and Leon. :)

Eagerly waiting for next week

dreamer idiot said...

Sharon, I just so happened to drop by The Guardian today, and I saw a podcast for Kazuo Isgiguro discussing his novel . Probably u saw it already, but thought I did let u know.

(Argh, I bought the book but havent read it yet)

Anonymous said...

"don't spill juice on the keyboard, okay?"

Okay, now _that_ is disgusting. Won't happen unless you have a really high chair, anyway. :P

bibliobibuli said...

dreamer idiot - did you see the comment i left there? got very angry ...

Anonymous said...

oo.. Sharon gets mad.. now _that_ I've got to read :)