THE ARUNDO SALON
"Music rots when it gets too far from the dance. Poetry atrophies when it gets too far from music.
There are three kinds of melopoeia, that is, verse made to sing; to chant or intone; & to speak.
The older one gets the more one believes in the first."
--Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading (New Directions, NY, 1934--p.61)
Welcome to the Arundo Salon, in which a select group of poets & composer/musicians meet to produce work in Pound's "three kinds of melopoeia" & the emerging genre that Ron Silliman calls "art with no name."
"The siss of the whisp of the sigh of the softzing at the stir of the ver grose O arundo of a long one in midias reeds: and shades began to glidder along the banks, greepsing, greepsing, duusk unto duusk, and it was as glooming as gloaming could be in the waste of all peacable worlds."
--James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, (Viking, NY, 1959--p.158:7)
ArundoSalon.com contains a variety of collaborative projects ready for your viewing, listening & maybe even purchasing or hiring pleasure!
the contemporary poetry & music page
the Arundo Salon salutes past masters
in which we visit our pals out there in cyberspace