May 23, 2008

Hello world!

Filed under: poetry photos, Uncategorized — oversion @ 1:03 am



  1. still a blog

    Comment by john barlow — October 20, 2008 @ 5:47 am

  2. That is the best picture of you maybe ever.

    Do you remember me saying you should have a blog back in 2005? I’m glad you do now.


    Comment by Sharon — October 20, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

    • Thanks Sharon! So glad you’ve visitted!

      Comment by oversion — November 18, 2016 @ 1:47 am

  3. Forgive me for being pedestrian and mundane, but I am curious as to the origin of the word, “oversion.” Would you be comfortable sharing how you came to use it and, does its meaning play a role in the content of your work? Thank you in advance.

    Comment by Melanie — November 13, 2016 @ 7:17 pm

    • Thanks for asking. The word oversion combines multiple ideas,
      ranging from a whimsical notion of the “o” version of poetry, “O Nightingale, O Moon”
      to oversion of poetry and politics and aught else as in making more overt,
      but was also conjured as an alternative to aversion,
      oversion a sideways reversal of that,
      all the while playing off overthrow, ie the
      revolutionary process that is oversion.
      Finally to note the first edition of the then poetry magazine Oversion
      including an editorial titled Noversion, a satiric brief essay
      of what would be the opposite of oversion,
      the no-version being what you’d have with the propensity
      of literary journals to have a thousand things they reject,
      whereas oversion would choose something from whatever people sent in,
      mirroring what the magazine received from people rather than judging it
      and blocking it. Oversion was a photocopy magazine generally done in
      spacious and very full 11 by 8.5 pages colourful and fun
      and I was its chief compiler rather than editor,
      photocopying what people sent rather than intervening upon it.
      Some people howled with upset at this concept,
      craving the approval/disapproval role of judgement,
      but I preferred not to judge and to welcome all.

      Thanks again for asking.


      Comment by oversion — November 18, 2016 @ 1:46 am

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