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Kirsty Venters Marks

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100 Days of Podoku This project will see me writing a new podoku every day for 100 days. And what exactly is a podoku? It's a poem written as a sudoku, a way of taking nine words and changing their order in a orderly yet random way. It creates surprises and new perspectives for the poet and the reader alike.


Day 63

What a fantastic encounter! We were slogging our way uphill, through an amazing forest, past so many ant-heaps and in the humidity of a would-be stormy summer day, when we heard a tapping far too loud to be a woodpecker - even the big black woodpeckers you can see in Bavaria - and met a couple of paleontologists, hammering into a massive rock. They had just found a big ammonite fossil and it was such a thrill to see the traces of a sea creature, up in the mountains, so far from the sea, left from so many millennia ago. This is such a special place.