Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Thursday, June 18, 2009

oh, eff!!

this offering is a re-counting of a response to critic Kenneth Tyman, one of the first commentators to use the " F" word on the BBC.....

When Kenneth Tyman had the pluck
To use the Saxon word for " mate"
The hypocrites all ran amok
And said " why not say copulate" !

New Statesman
Aug., 1968


  1. To Ron Marken, Professor emeritus, University of Saskatchewan... poet, teacher, colleague, irritant; my thanks for this little walk down his memory lane and his remarkable affinity for the sublime and the ridiculous.

  2. But "Copulate me!" Just doesn't have the same conveyance of meaning as an explicative.

  3. WM-- or its corollary!-- I also have noticed that the word can be quite effective when it is not expected;
    onwards, through the fog...