Guerilla Poetics Project

mjp

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And I'm pretty sure that of those found, maybe a few percent were actually registered on the site. So they got around.
 

PhillyDave

“The essential doesn't change.” Beckett
What's your opinion on just placing copies of Buk's poems, one of the manuscripts, randomly, like stuffed inside a newspaper at the 7-11 or in a coffe shop "books to browse" shelf or stapled to a telephone pole?
 

PhillyDave

“The essential doesn't change.” Beckett
Don't be so hard on yourself. Your time means something...to you.

Nah, I wouldn't really go out of my way to do it. It's just my mind wandering. Maybe I should just shell out a few bucks and enroll in the project.
 

Hosh

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What's your opinion on just placing copies of Buk's poems, one of the manuscripts, randomly, like stuffed inside a newspaper at the 7-11 or in a coffe shop "books to browse" shelf or stapled to a telephone pole?
As his current publisher, I'd say that is something that Ecco should do...as they stand to benefit from it most.

It begs the question though: do people still engage with the physical world like this...or has the digital world taken over? Case in point: some of the GPP broadsides bounce around Tumblr., Pinterest, Instagram, etc. -- reaching tens of thousands of eyes (albeit in a mainly transitory fashion). The tactile, lasting letterpress broadside is a thing people can keep and stick up on their wall...

But do people do it?
 

mjp

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Yes, it's "active," there's just nothing to join anymore.

People still register their finds, and as Hosh pointed out, you can still get broadsides to drop on unsuspecting readers.
 

Hosh

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Going through some stuff on my writing desk, I found a stack of "to be hidden" broadsides -- so I'm going to try to stick a few in little spots whenever I'm on a trip out of town. Still plenty of fun getting them out there.
 

mjp

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The Guerilla Poetics Project website has been updated again. Just when you thought it was dead forever! If you thought of it at all, which you probably don't.

What changed? Well, it's always bugged me that each broadside didn't have its own page/URL. Now they do. Like so:

https://guerillapoetics.org/broadsides/a-shy-and-quiet-mourning/

In the past, all you could link to was the broadside image or the poet page. Not that millions are linking to the site, but there you go.

The broadsides were also rescanned and larger images are up there now.

On an invisible technology note, making pages for each broadside made it possible to add schema data. Which just means Google will know more about the broadsides now. For example:

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Now you can sleep soundly.
 
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