Friday, 2 November 2012
New Forms (12): Folding Mirror Poetry (ii)
Dr Marc Latham, creator of the Folding Mirror Poetry (FMP) form, has just brought out a book, 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections (available on Amazon as a Kindle or print edition). The work comprises 121 Mirror Poems and 121 accompanying Reflections, taking 'the reader on a journey from individual mind to infinite space'.
The book includes my Foreword on p.11, entitled 'The Palindrome Poem and Folding Mirror Poetry: Some Introductory Thoughts'.
The Folding Mirror poetry form was included in The Book of Forms: a Handbook of Poetics Including Odd and Invented Forms by Lewis Putnam Turco (UPNE 2012). FMP is currently 'Form of the Week' on Professor Turco's Invented Forms site.
There are two examples of the FMP in the The Book of Forms: a Handbook of Poetics Including Odd and Invented Forms, 'Hourglass of Time' by Claire Knight and 'Thalatta, Thalatta' by me, Caroline Gill.