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July 19, 2004 1:27 AM   Subscribe

Capital of the Minimal is a new feature at the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre. It contains poetry, photography, and art work by 24 Dunedin writers, as well as some previously unreleased recordings by Flying Nun legends The Clean, The Verlaines, and The Chills (as well as some considerably more obscure stuff). [M.I.]
posted by Sonny Jim (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
There's plenty of other poetry and writing on the site as well...
posted by Sonny Jim at 1:32 AM on July 19, 2004


‘Observe the young and tender frond
‘of this punga: shaped and curved
‘like the scroll of a fiddle: fit instrument
‘to play archaic tunes.’
‘I see
‘the shape of a coiled spring.’

Not exactly a comprehensive selection - Mason, Curnow, Baxter and Tuwhare all missing - but I'm glad Fairburn's there.

Quite a find, Sonny Jim. Well done.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 1:47 AM on July 19, 2004


I love the chills - cant find them on this site though - anyone have any more links to them ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:16 AM on July 19, 2004


chills 'pink frost' video.

(reg req it s pretty easy tho.)
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:33 AM on July 19, 2004


sgt.serenity, you rock!

Fans of NZ music should definitely acquaint themselves with Chris Knox.

Thanks for the links, Sonny Jim!
posted by shoepal at 8:34 AM on July 19, 2004


Not exactly a comprehensive selection - Mason, Curnow, Baxter and Tuwhare all missing - but I'm glad Fairburn's there.

Yeah, I love Fairburn's stuff too. Granted, there's an idiosyncratic mix on there -- but I think that's deliberate. They're looking to foreground the kind of poets who get neglected in mainstream anthologies -- post-'60s 'experimentalists', Pasifika writers and the like.

Anyway, thanks for commenting, people, and BTW: sgt.serenity, in case you didn't find it -- Martin Phillipps and the Chills.
posted by Sonny Jim at 9:01 PM on July 19, 2004


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