petit récapitul portatif – for Danielle Owensby


April 24, 2016 by petrujviljoen

Artistic Practice

for Danielle Owensby


Of identity and the body –

probings thus readdressed

serves the purpose of archival.

identity, thus, serves


immersed in realist creation

lateral characterisation and

body (of knowledge) involves insight.

realist, characerisation, of


Creativity relaxes the mind

for expression of complexity –

to evoke, rather than to describe.

the, expression, to


being far from safely unified.



Linked to The Found Poetry Review: and to Dverse OLN

The récapitul is a fixed poetic form created by Jacques Jouet in 2010. Its fully fledged form is a little long for our purposes,* so we’ll use its truncated version, the petit récapitul portatif

In choosing Wikipedia articles to work from, I used free association, one topic lead to what I associated it to next. Very interesting exercise. Thanks Daniel Levin Becker. The words in italics read as a different poem and each word is linked to the relevant Wikipedia article.

12 thoughts on “petit récapitul portatif – for Danielle Owensby

  1. Bryan Ens says:

    Very creative, and is obvious you put a lot of time into this!

  2. What a creative way to create a new expression.

    • There is a longer form too. Many aspects to it that can be explored. Each article I worked from proved interesting to read in its entirety before I chose a sentence to use. Much fun.

  3. Grace says:

    This is a new form for me, so thanks for the introduction. I agree that creativity relaxes the mind.

  4. Victoria says:

    Interesting exercise–I like how found poetry creates so many surprises.

  5. An interesting form wrapped around your words and sentiment, Petru. Both have appealed to my curiosity. Will read this again and learn something from both!

  6. kanzensakura says:

    What an interesting form! I am not familiar with the form but this is an excellent poem.

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