Definition of a Zipper Poem:
A poem in which two independently coherent lines of poetry are zipped, horizontally, together and, by the associational wizardry of the manipulated (or unexpectedly discovered) juxtapositions, a third poem, greater than the sum of its parts, is born.
Zipperz (a soaPOPera in one act) opening at the Paramount Theater in Oakland with Manoel Felciano (tenor), Nat Stookey (composer), Dan Harder (librettist), Eisa Davis (soprano)
Recent reviews of Zipperz opera (with Nat Stookey):
Want to know more about Dan Harder's original zipper poetry?
Check out the author's website.