29 June 2006

Poem Eleven: Report

"Report" is a poem of reported speech on the subject of John McGahern's Memoir.
I broke out of the staircase format--it's on the front wall, side wall, back wall-- kind of all over the gaff. I'm enjoying watching people craning their necks to read it. I'll have some more installation shots for you tomorrow, plus the text of the poem.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Kevin Anderson said...

Dear Alice,

I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your placed poems on Friday. I could see the difficulty in being asked to introduce them because they don't need any introduction, they just have to stand there and wait. I get fed up with poets whose introductions are interesting, amusing, appatising and who then let oyu down with the actual poem. I hope you find many many more suitable walls.
Kevin Anderson

1:30 p.m.  
Anonymous Kevin Anderson said...

Dear Alice,

We saw your wall poems at the Friday night opening and were too busy enjoying them to tell you how fine they are and how little in need of introductions of any kind. There was a lot of introducing going on and there is a point to it, but maybe not that much. Thanks.
Kevin

7:15 p.m.  
Blogger Alice Lyons said...

Kevin, A very belated but nonetheless grateful note of thanks for your kind words. The mechanism letting me know that comments come to the blog didn't work for a year or so. Just got this today! McGahern's gone a year already. The Barracks is now a selling point on the brochures of the "exclusive developments" that are being built in Cootehall. Best wishes to you
Alice

3:42 p.m.  

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