The Process & Bios
Notes on "Puertos"
One of the sparks for the "Puertos" collaboration proprobably was the "Anchor, Baby" text in the identity issue, this collaboration of several poets.
Another spark was provided by a chance parallel:
as it turned out, all 3 of us were travelling at some point in November and December: Steve Wing was in Mexico, Rose Hunter travelled from San Diego to Puerto de Vallarta, and Dorothee Lang spent some time in Lanzarote, Spain. So the idea was to see how those trips might connect, and maybe form a collage of road pictures and travel lines.
Was fun. Took surprise turns. Brought us to an unexpected format. And is hard to put in a couple of lines. For the memory of it, we put together a file, which carries the title of one of the collaboration mails:
Note: There is nothing useful for you in this email
The note includes the first phase of working on the poem, which happened during the week between Christmas and New Year. Then the process came to a halt, and the Puertos hibernated until February. It was the idea to try a mixed format - a combination of multi-author-poems and single-author-poems - that brought the final shape.
The collaboration consists of 5 pages, connected through hyperlinks that lead from one "Puerto" to the next, with the end conneting to the start again: from "thoughts" to "thoughts": Puertos
Rose Hunter is a poet, and the editor of the online poetry journal YB. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Mexico.
(website / photo blog)
Steve Wing is a visual artist and writer. He lives in Florida, and likes to travel.
(about & more, travel moments)
Dorothee Lang is an author, visual artist, and the editor of BluePrintReview.
She lives in Germany. (website / blog)
"Plane Plains" (page 4) was first published in Eclectica