“…the music cannot end without cutting up the fragments of beauty into yet smaller pieces and beginning over again.”
What better way to follow up a discussion of Conceptualism than a chat about accessibility? In my experience, the best Conceptual poems have been those intended to be read.
Create an erasure poem from James McBride’s 2013 National Book Award winning novel The Good Lord Bird.
New Facebook app is the holy grail of conceptual poetry…or nonsense…your choice.
What does it mean to create found poetry from already-remixed art, re-working already recycled materials?
Canadian poet Christian Bök is blurring the lines between art and science with his ambitious Xenotext Experiment. Bök is attempting to genetically encode a poem in the DNA of a bacterium. The poem itself will then instruct the organism to create a protein that can be decoded into a second, new poem.
“At the very end of his long effort measured by skyless space and time without depth, the purpose is achieved.”
What are your favorite revision techniques for found poetry? Comment and help us build a list.
What began as an exploration of literature under the guise of a “treated novel,” the fifth edition of A Humument (Thames and Hudson, 2012) has developed into something other than merely a hum(an) (doc)ument.