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Monday, June 25, 2018

Celebrate Slovenia’s National Day with European Union of Imaginary Authors poet ABC Remic

Celebrate Slovenia’s National Day with European Union of Imaginary Authors poet ABC Remic who was co-created by myself and Alan Baker.

See Twitters for a Lark for more on ABC Remic, and here for more on Alan Baker. 

As nearly everybody who reads this blog regularly knows, I worked in collaboration, over a number of years, with a team of real writers, Alan being one of them, to create a lively and entertaining body of work of fictional European poets.

Read more about the European Union of Imaginary Authors here and here. All the collaborators are accessible via links here.

Accompanied by biographical notes, the poets grew in vividness until they seemed to possess lives of their own; they are collected now in Twitters for a Lark, published by Shearsman.   

More on Twitters here and here

This collection marks a continuation of the work I ventriloquised through my solo creation, the fictional bilingual Belgian poet René Van Valckenborch, in A Translated Man (read an early account here; the book is also available from Shearsman here ).

Alan took part in The Other Room reading for the EUOIA here.

The videoes of that evening, featuring Alan, are now available here.

Alan Baker blogs here, and runs the  magazine: LITTER here. And the press Leafe, whose most recent publication is Patricia Farrell's High Cut: My Model of No Criteria.

 I have posited a possible continuation of the fictional poets project here, but I am unsure which way this will go now. After two (I think) successful parts, the third part would have to be really good. But maybe, like Iain Sinclair's novels of the North and East, they will remain unwritten.