Sacha Archer

Excerpt form a work titled Event Zone Poem Structure.

 

With Event Zone Poem Structure I have spun the globe and placed my finger on chance destinations (perennial practice of the child). In fact, I used Google Earth so that I was able to acquire the coordinates of each location, or event zone. Each day of the year activates a different event zone, the borders of which are represented in the text by four sets of coordinates respectively. All speech within an active event zone constitutes the cacophonous/ silent poem, the poem which is both imagined and actual.

 Event Zone Poem Structure: AUGUST

first

4°56’37.47″N 55° 1’37.85″W                    4°49’33.52″N 55° 1’7.48″W

4°56’44.08″N 55° 4’32.49″W                    4°49’36.67″N 55° 5’36.93″W

 

second

49°53’18.22″N125° 8’28.69″W                49°50’21.89″N125° 7’34.12″W

49°52’19.75″N125°12’49.74″W               49°49’42.34″N125° 9’51.24″W

 

third

22°20’24.49″N 84°17’6.99″E                    22°21’22.63″N 84°18’20.72″E

22°19’30.15″N 84°18’21.39″E                 22°20’49.38″N 84°19’8.19″E

 

forth

24°21’26.53″N102°31’18.85″E                24°21’27.17″N102°31’22.94″E

24°21’23.89″N102°31’22.39″E                24°21’26.66″N102°31’25.03″E

 

fifth

14° 8’12.36″N 77°41’49.52″E                   14° 8’20.90″N 77°42’27.86″E

14° 7’31.40″N 77°41’55.15″E                   14° 7’41.53″N 77°42’40.41″E

 

sixth

22°54’39.79″S 68°11’42.68″W                 22°54’40.09″S 68°11’34.97″W

23° 4’3.16″S 68° 7’6.24″W                        23° 3’47.06″S 68° 6’34.29″W

 

seventh

12°14’25.41″N 68°19’41.72″W                12°14’25.44″N 68°19’41.12″W

12°14’24.78″N 68°19’41.75″W                12°14’24.80″N 68°19’40.93″W

 

eighth

27°57’27.10″N 95°24’18.83″W                28°46’4.37″N 84°17’25.63″W

20°52’41.85″N 94°42’20.09″W                25°28’51.51″N 83° 8’41.16″W

 

ninth

35°24’25.16″N119° 2’41.99″W                35°23’12.81″N118°58’14.37″W

35°20’55.32″N119° 2’45.95″W                35°19’45.12″N119° 1’12.38″W

 

tenth

10° 5’5.45″S 23°42’3.87″E                        10° 4’49.47″S 23°55’45.23″E

10°16’32.33″S 23°41’51.55″E                  10°15’9.26″S 23°55’44.22″E

 

eleventh

32°59’41.66″N 66° 1’24.70″E                   32°40’7.76″N 66°12’30.82″E

32°58’30.05″N 65°58’23.20″E                 32°39’0.63″N 66°10’34.23″E

 

twelfth

22°50’32.21″N 44° 2’56.98″E                   22°48’48.00″N 44° 2’59.97″E

22°50’8.84″N 44° 1’12.04″E                     22°48’34.02″N 44° 1’35.62″E

 

thirteenth

60°40’6.94″N 94°17’10.06″E                    60°36’59.71″N 94°25’9.02″E

60°36’54.29″N 94°13’42.05″E                 60°33’52.96″N 94°19’39.48″E

 

fourteenth

14°29’38.75″N  4°11’40.49″W                 14°29’36.59″N  4°11’37.75″W

14°29’36.99″N  4°11’42.08″W                 14°29’34.69″N  4°11’39.31″W

 

fifteenth

14°33’1.69″N  4°12’50.47″W                    14°32’58.35″N  4°12’32.01″W

14°32’41.00″N  4°12’51.39″W                 14°32’39.06″N  4°12’39.08″W

 

sixteenth

35°52’24.67″N 14°26’48.61″E                 35°52’15.19″N 14°27’13.97″E

35°52’7.39″N 14°26’36.02″E                    35°51’54.84″N 14°27’2.18″E

 

seventeenth

40°15’18.82″N 16°58’44.76″E                 38°48’58.74″N 19°32’10.92″E

39°50’24.23″N 16°36’35.94″E                   38°33’15.05″N 19°32’7.42″E

 

eighteenth

41°54’39.29″N  4°26’26.00″W                 41°54’39.05″N  4°26’25.94″W

41°54’39.22″N  4°26’26.27″W                 41°54’39.08″N  4°26’26.21″W

 

nineteenth

30°59’51.76″N  7°25’12.83″W                 30°59’55.07″N  7°24’41.64″W

30°59’21.28″N  7°24’31.86″W                 30°59’34.72″N  7°24’24.40″W

 

twentieth

13°32’32.06″N 14°45’51.55″W                13°32’26.39″N 14°45’41.37″W

13°32’19.01″N 14°45’58.67″W                13°32’16.55″N 14°45’47.50″W

 

twenty-first

13°31’35.05″N 13°53’29.78″W                13°32’6.75″N 13°50’19.75″W

13°28’50.43″N 13°52’51.91″W                13°29’20.44″N 13°49’53.49″W

 

twenty-second

6°24’41.26″N 57°37’18.51″W                  6°25’41.74″N 57°28’11.47″W

6°15’58.65″N 57°35’33.21″W                  6°17’3.41″N 57°26’57.74″W

 

twenty-third

46°37’28.69″N 81°24’51.31″W                46°37’27.64″N 81°24’46.57″W

46°37’25.69″N 81°24’53.71″W                46°37’15.14″N 81°24’46.72″W

 

twenty-fourth

53°20’54.27″N 60°22’30.67″W                53°20’14.17″N 60°19’46.76″W

53°19’18.49″N 60°23’48.00″W                53°17’14.82″N 60°22’9.64″W

 

twenty-fifth

47°38’15.84″N 55°12’47.72″W                47°38’15.75″N 55°12’47.11″W

47°38’15.62″N 55°12’47.82″W                47°38’15.61″N 55°12’47.15″W

 

twenty-sixth

40°40’0.67″N115°48’48.82″W                 40°40’0.36″N115°48’14.70″W

40°39’8.76″N115°48’49.47″W                 40°39’8.56″N115°48’15.22″W

 

twenty-seventh

40°40’15.78″N115°47’37.44″W               40°40’13.92″N115°47’32.73″W

40°40’13.19″N115°47’38.23″W               40°40’13.17″N115°47’31.24″W

 

twenty-eighth

4° 5’56.93″S138°56’37.01″E                     4° 5’52.81″S138°56’41.56″E

4° 6’1.94″S138°56’41.68″E                       4° 5’57.27″S138°56’46.03″E

 

twenty-ninth

33° 8’30.27″N 87°40’9.03″W                    33°13’24.78″N 87°25’57.19″W

32°55’22.19″N 87°36’18.61″W                33° 4’2.54″N 87°21’53.71″W

 

thirtieth

2°42’27.90″N113°46’50.53″E                  2°42’22.09″N113°47’8.19″E

2°42’18.67″N113°46’45.33″E                  2°42’12.76″N113°47’2.78″E

 

thirty-first

2°24’16.95″S116°41’14.41″E                   3°36’1.20″S119°46’6.66″E

6°22’24.71″S113°50’40.04″E                   7°59’32.75″S118°15’18.96″E

 

BIO

Sacha Archer is a Canadian writer, visual artist and ESL Instructor currently residing in Ontario. He was the recipient of the 2008 P.K. Page Irwin Prize for his poetry and visual art, and in 2010 he was chosen to participate in the Elise Partridge Mentor Program. His work has appeared in journals such as filling Station, ACTA Victoriana, h&, illiterature, NōD, and Experiment-O. His most recent chapbooks are Detour (Spacecraft Press, 2017), The Insistence of Momentum (The Blasted Tree, 2017), and Acceleration of the Arbitrary (Grey Borders, 2017)One of his online manifestations is his blog at https://sachaarcher.wordpress.com/

 

 

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