an experiment in permaculture poetics



Seven :: collaborative curation :: marks, lines, and lineage


sound lineage


that line of sight stretched to frailty and bowed


así aprenden    sobre los fantasmas    la línea ancestral


demarcating the fold of a sheet



I brag about my badly marked text


the mother will mark the photo


a letter mark


refractada entre pájaro y línea



oh Mother’s mop head is marred


into a surface for me to mark


lines, spaces, fragments



of the loom's long lines


with no lines to question


a line right here.




Spiral Orb is an experiment in juxtaposition, interrelationships, and intertextuality—a cross-pollination. This opening poem composts fragments from each of the pieces in Spiral Orb Seven . Standing also as the table of contents, each line is embedded with a hyperlink to its original piece. Once at each piece, you will find links to the other pieces in Spiral Orb Seven.

Spiral Orb Seven is a special issue, Collaborative Curation: Marks, Lines, and Lineage.

For past issues of Spiral Orb: archives

For more on Spiral Orb, see What Is.