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Water Writing II
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tingFloa tingsWri
Paul Ramsay

This bookwork was developed for contribution to the Floating Library events on Lake Phelan in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. in July/August of 2016 -

The main text of tingFloa tingsWri, as its name suggests, follows on from my work in previous books such as Jectory Tra, in which words are split and reassembled along the syllable line, in an otherwise eccentric, poetic system of organisation. Words used are inspired by the lake experience.

This publication has two incarnations:
1./ a soluble form of the main text of the work, which was dissolved during the days featuring the library in Lake Phelan (one copy)
2./ printed (durable) versions of the main text, with accompanying material, which were submitted to the library for lending/reading (three copies).

This publication extends the idea of a 'thrown text' in that form 1 was literally thrown and dissolved, whereas form 2 was kept (but 'thown' in the sense that the activities of the library expose the books to water and other (desirable) hazards).

Copies of this work are now available for sale to the general public in a limited edition - email here for details.

tingFloa tingsWri is the fourth Alembic Books thrown text, following on from A Book Dipped Into Two Lakes and others (see list).

· Floating Library: "tingFloa tingsWri"
dissolvable book reading number 1, July, 16, 2016

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Thrown Texts Series 004
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