Logos: a book - a website
The writing of the Logos poems started in 1997, well before the publication of my poetry debut. Locus (1998) can be regarded as a birth through voices of mythological personae rooted in different world views, governed by the reminiscence of archaic images.
Logos (2002) became an investigation of the image itself and its relationship to our perception: Words are sparking with great speed between thought and the senses. In 1999, the appearance of body parts became so prominent that the body emerged as the unifying principle or law (Logos) of the book. Visual artist NoŽlle von Eugen designed a navigation map to the book and I wrote the poem Manual, introducing the reader to its workings. In the meantime, the idea for a website arose because the map was, in fact, a hyperstructure with links - a concept at the very basis of website building. John Irons translated the poems into English. Matthew Lee designed the site in Flash.
0.) You glanced, you took me in your hands,
opened me - now you're reading the Logos manual:
1.) Look on the map in the middle of this book
for the part of the body you choose to visit. 2.) There
you find the place: abbreviation of the title of a poem
illuminating this part of the body. 3.) Leaf through
what is called alphabet, incomplete, I must allow,
it shows you how, where to go, and there to.