TBD to be incomplete

May 15, 2009 at 4:24 am (General, Poetry, TBD Series)

Just thought I’d take care of this while I was doing some bookkeeping, so to speak —

It was mentioned some time back that there was a final determinant yet to be written for the TBD series, and lo and behold it has yet to be written. I would like to announce that this final determinant is not going to be written. TBD will remain eternally incomplete, but it seems as though that is something completely in sync with the process involved with the rest of the project. It is meant to be open-ended in many ways, and by acknowledging the work’s incompleteness, I think the gesture comes full circle — or rather it opens up in a way that it was meant to. I doubt anyone was holding their breath for the conclusion of this series, but in case anyone ever started wonder what happened to the end of TBD, now you know.


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January 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm (Poetry, TBD Series)

Here is the last segment of the core TBD poems. There is one determinant that has not yet been finished, but it will be shortly, which will draw the experimental compilation of the TBD Series to a close.

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Determinant #1 of the TBD Series

December 14, 2008 at 12:46 am (Poetry, TBD Series)

So the To Be Determined or TBD series works like a poetic philosophical theory: the central body of poems with their somewhat undetermined titles act as a developing theory, and then side-poems called determinants are specific information focused through that theory to be tested, so then the value and accuracy of the information can be determined. This is the idea that ties it all together, but of course the poetry resists analysis in a lot of ways, so while I hope people can keep this concept in mind while reading the work, also know that it will be quite difficult to determine the full extent of the connection right away.

Determinant (1)
     The Ballad of Roland
     and the Black Right Arm


     –first, wake up
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TBD — The Primer Pt. II

November 22, 2008 at 4:09 am (Poetry, TBD Series)

“The Primer Pt. II,
or Pt. II of its other title”
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TBD #3 — Next in succession

November 20, 2008 at 9:29 am (Poetry, TBD Series)

“The Primer to an Iron Age Daydream,
     or perhaps another, shorter title”
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More TBD — Debris

November 18, 2008 at 2:51 am (Poetry, TBD Series)

     (to be retitled as something more
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Fighting Trim — The start of a new series

November 17, 2008 at 4:33 pm (Poetry, TBD Series)

I’ve started a new series of poems that are being called “To be Determined,” and can be found in the scrolldown box on the right under “TBD Series.” This is the first piece–expect more to follow!

“Fighting Trim, or
Some Other Title as has yet to be Determined”
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