The Hotel of Poetry. "Rooms and Sequences" by Mike Ladd. [review]
Last Year's Issue of "Papertiger" (a poetry journal on CD-ROM) contained a piece called ‘Transglobal Express’, a collaboration between Mike Ladd and an outfit called Newaural Net. ‘Transglobal Express’ is an ‘audio poem’, the text of which is spoken by strangers on an Internet connection and set to a heavily percussive soundtrack. Clearly, Ladd has a fondness and flair for the unusual poetic enterprise. But I wonder, reading "Rooms and Sequences",whether big ideas are too often pursued at the expense of careful composition.