Okay, Be that Way. I Do Have Other Projects to Work On
If our notions of poetic form are arrayed along a continuum of poetic discourse from lyric through to narrative and dramatic structures, the multi-track, extended lyric resides in that line segment where multiple narratives are brought into the poem to expand, enrich, and add texture to the song. The poet who walks this section of the wire must simultaneously and by turns, sing, juggle, swallow swords, exhale flames, and snap a whip at the ferocious lions growling below. The work is dangerous. Every performance has unique challenges. Strategies and structures must be imagined and put into place to allow a successful crossing above the waiting crowd.