Paul Robinson Poetry

The Poem Fountain & Poetostatic Levitation

The poem appears to have a tenuous atmosphere of moving word particles constantly leaping up from and falling back to the poem’s surface, giving rise to a verse atmosphere that looks static but is composed of word particles in constant motion. The term poem fountain has been used to describe this effect by analogy with the stream of molecules of water in a fountain following a ballistic trajectory but appearing static due to the constancy of the stream. According to a recently proposed model, this is caused by poetostatic levitation: the process of using a poetic field to levitate a lexical object.

Interpenetration by PRobinson


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