Dashiell and Chandler – redefining reading and listening – using the best of everything from both worlds

what would they say about these hi-tech
hi jinks
?
character driven ideology – time warp voice
of sound
as i drive
you around town to town
on a mail run
as i listen to their stories on ipod
transferred radio plays to mp3
re-orchestrated audio books from mp4-
Elliott Gould voice over Marlowe
voiced over Bogart with
Spade

i say

soak it in
anyway you can
every way you
can – classically trained and electronically learned
tripping over bed sheets of
book sheets
cover-to-cover-under-cover
(of)
night light
into daylight….

kobo copied volume upon volume
opening room for more bookshelves

i say

.mp the shite out of it
so your eyes can rest and dream
while the voice of the literal world
lulls across the radio band
better than police frequency
or police chase and fined
using hand held device with
spine-
the book to movie
is just a
snippet
the book to audio
or short hand radio play
is
another angle

and the technology

it’s just another way to be recognized from heaven
knowing in one form another
you were heard.

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About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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