Throwing an English Dictionary into a Mallarme-Void

 


Annie Wong is a poet and artist situated in Toronto. Her poetry has appeared in Canadian literary journals such as CV2, Kissmachine, and Misunderstandings. She holds a BA in English Literature and is currently pursing a Master’s Degree in Communication and Culture at York University. Her projects often are conceptually diverse and explore various subjects such as the philosophy of technology, the political aesthetics of avant-garde poetics, and the socio-political dynamic between street art and public space
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Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hazard.

Or:

A throw of the dice will never abolish chance.

Or:

A throw of chance will never abolish the dice.

Or:

A dice of chance will never abolish the throw.

Or:

Will the dice never abolish a chance of throw?

Or:

Will Chance never dice the throw of a abolish?

Or:

Will the Abolish never chance of a throw?

Or:

Never abolish the will of a chance: throw dice.

Or:

Never will dice abolish the throw of a chance.

Or:

Never abolish a chance; throw the dice of will.


SOURCE: Mallarmé, Stéphane. “A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance.” Poems for the Millennium. Ed. Rothenberg, Jerome and Pierre Joris. vol.1. London: U of California Press, 1995.

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