February 24, 2010 In McSweeney’s #32, there was an attempt to revive dead or dusty forms of the written word. Among my favorites was the Pantoum: PANTOUM LIFE SPAN: C. 1400 AD-present; earlier in oral form NATURAL HABITAT: Malaysia CHARACTERISTICS: Repetitive, trancelike. A western descendant of the Malay pantum, a pantoum is a poem composed […]