word to word salad… yo.

Word salad is an extensive and eclectic online archive of poetry (podcast and other audio, blogs, links, orgs, etc).

The site’s Paul Baker does a weekly radio show of writers performing their own work. He calls it “a serial poem in audio form.” Each show brings a new “sound collage that results from a series of determined and chance operations.”

As if you needed another reason to visit… he’s been playing some tracks off my CD All Over the Road. Sweet! I’m in some very good company including Suheir Hammad, Diane di Prima, Jack McCarthy, Charles Bukowski, George Oppen… and hey, that’s just the tip of the ice berg. I’m quite honored… thanks, Paul!

Such a great combination, a synchronicity of randomness. Listen while you do the dishes. While you brush your pets or paint your toenails.

Below are the links to the playlists. You can listen by clicking the link “Listen to the Show” at the bottom of each post:

includes bern porter & mIEKAL aND, caroline bergvall, evgenij kharitonov,
geof huth, jack mccarthy, lisa samuels, ron silliman, and more!

includes caroline bergvall, charles bukowski, george oppen, james galvin
jeff stumpo
, mary jo bang, ron silliman, and susan stewart

includes charles bachman, diane di prima, joan retallack, johannes goranssen,
jordan stempleman
, joshua ware, joyelle mcsweeney, and more!


  1. Paul
    Mar 26, 2009

    Yayayay for you. That is a huge landmark achievement. Paul A Baker is one of the world’s foremost experts on contemporary poetry. Woohoo. I just wish he would lay off the flarff for a bit. Haha. You rock. Oh And so does AP. And worldsalad, well, be there or be parabolic quadrangle, where’s the bar?

  2. paul
    Mar 27, 2009

    Thanks for the write-up! I’m happy to be able to share your work.

  3. openchannel
    Mar 27, 2009

    It’s a duet of Pauls! Howdy.

    Paul S. – wordsalad does rock. you have been a guest of the wordsalad yourself, yes? 🙂 I’m no flarfer… tho I have been known for a spoem or two.

    Paul B. – you do us a great service!

  4. Paul
    Mar 27, 2009

    I have indeed. Twice, but I do hate to boast. The best thing about Paul A Baker is that he is immune to schmoozing. A truely independent mind, which is why it is meaningful and cool to be included in his broadcast. Shalom!

  5. Suma
    Apr 4, 2009

    Thanks for the link. I’ll check this out.

  6. Susan Helene Gottfried
    Apr 13, 2009

    I was surfing around and noticed you’d also left Blogger, about a month after I did. Hope you’re liking WordPress as much as I am … stop in and say hi to Trevor!

  7. Paul
    Apr 22, 2009

    Hello? Anybody home?

  8. openchannel
    Apr 22, 2009

    Yes! I’m alive!

    I’ve started at least 4 blog posts this week, but keep getting distracted.

  9. art predator
    Apr 24, 2009

    yay, congrats, wordsalad is awesome, I need to send Paul some tracks too!!

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