This week's edition of Saturday Sharing focuses on the literary, from writing prompts to publishing law, and for good measure ends on a few notes of music.
✦ A complete pdf of Ted Berrigan's translation of Arthur Rimbaud's Drunken Boat, with illustrations by Joe Brainard, is here. (My thanks for the link go to the Poetry Foundation's blog Harriet, which in turn acknowledges We Who Are About to Die and Cassandra Gillig at Dumb Poetry Blog. )
Ted Berrigan at PennSound
✦ Lawyers Gerald M. Levine and Sheila J. Levine write Legal Corner for Authors, a blog that addresses publishing law and copyright.
✦ An online compilation of poems, prose, articles, recordings, and some artwork is available for free through Poetry Magazines. The collection of 20th Century and 21st Century UK poetry magazines is augmented continually. A recently added Features section offers poems about love, death, Christmas, and Festival of Britain poems dating to 1951.
✦ Words don't have to be stuck in books. You can hang them on your walls, using the Poetry Posters feature at the Scottish Poetry Library. Downloads are free.
✦ You'll find writing prompts and resources for writing and mindfulness at The Pen and the Bell, the Website for The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World (Skinner House Books, 2012) by Brenda Miller and Holly J. Hughes. (My thanks to Kelli Russell Agodon for the link.)
✦ From the realm of the far out but completely true comes this video (the view is through a microscope) showing how a squid's cells called chromatophores respond to sound and reflect light. The sound in this case is Cypress Hill's Insane in the Brain (1993); the squid, which has no ears, is hooked up to a special iPod playing the music. The experiment was performed at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. (See "Insanely Popular: MBL Squid Research/Rap Video Goes Viral" on the laboratory's blog @MBL.)
Explanation at Backyard Brains: Neuroscience for Everyone
Also see "The Cockroach Beatbox" at TEDTalks.