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poetry & diary by Nia Davies

Tag: voice

Nothing

“Only the mechanical voice / that nothingness assumes in times like these.” Joaquín Giannuzzi (translation by Richard Gwyn).

So does nothingness have a voice? Does it sound like nonsense? It is dehuman, debodied, mechanic Giannuzzi suggests.

Only only. Just this.

“Because the voice belongs to no one when you are waiting for a doctor to answer your call,” says Giannuzzi. “Before long the doctor’s non-response / has required / the strangeness of utopia,”

What is utopia other than nothing? What is the voice of utopia? What is the noise of the voice? “Poetry makes nothing happen” says Auden.

“The human heart is told / Of nothing – / Nothing is the force that renovates the World,” says Emily Dickinson.

“I feel that ‘nothing’ is generative and opens up a dynamic space,” says Peter Gizzi.

Meanwhile, for Giannuzzi: “the constant homicide of creation”.

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Egg Audit

Egg Audit is filmpoem – a collaboration between the poet and visual artist Stevie Ronnie and myself. It was made in one day at Cove Park in Easter 2012 following our course – Finding the Poet’s Voice. It’s my first collaboration using film and poetry and it was a lot of fun to make!

Egg Audit from Stevie Ronnie on Vimeo.

Good Vibrations… Finding the Poet’s Voice

I recently attended Kristin Linklater’s course at Cove Park on Finding the Poet’s Voice. I’ve written a blog about  this for New Welsh Review and the Western Mail which you can read here: Good VibrationsCove Park