April Sigma


April 1, 2022


Copyright © 2022 by Joshua Chalifour
ISBN 978-1-7389393-0-5
Montréal, Québec, Canada

April Sigma, excluding the appendix of sources, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence.


More information or contact: chalifour.org

Description: How can a poet get closer to the thoughts and experiences of authors that he admires? Is it possible to re-create written works in a way that transforms them into a new expression while honouring their original authors? This question led to a process for writing cover poems. In April Sigma, Joshua Chalifour created the equivalent of what a band would call a cover album. Using six rules and no quotations, each of the fifteen poems included in the chapbook (album) draws on another author’s source work to become something new. The web version provides sonic topology visualizations for further reflection.