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By Bill Kennedy, Darren Wershler-Henry

Within the culture of the phonetic poems of Hugo Ball and the "readymades" of Dada, this exploration of the character of verse straddles the road among shape and nonsense, among purpose and chuffed coincidence. An apostrophe is a poetic determine of speech during which anyone, abstraction, or entity is addressed as though it have been current; it's also the identify of a 1993 poem during which each line is an apostrophe. This undertaking, within which an online seek engine innovatively employs the strains of the 1993 poem as beginning issues for searches, permits the poem to extend and proceed infinitely. the quest engine is inflexible yet indiscriminant, and phrases and words that would no longer differently meet collide and carom away in an unpredictable demeanour. via turns poignant and banal, the ensuing poems are tough and proper to an international of elevated technological enter and intrusion.

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Marvel at the wonder, as Marilyn’s sultry voice breathes out Elvis’ hit songs, complete with pelvic gyrations, crimson lip curls and giddy “Boop-boop-ee-doo”s! qxd 3/17/06 3:40 PM Page 41 that never questions, a love that never ends • you are the one that takes my hand and tells me all I have to do is wish upon a star • you are a fire that’s burning bright that keeps me from the cold and warms me through the night • you are my reason to believe that love is all that life can be • you are familiar with any of the more recent Samsung phones, such as the , , etc.

Qxd 3/17/06 3:40 PM Page 42 (a pretense to universality) you are eating • you are shopping at Wal-Mart • you are eating • you are shopping at Wal-Mart • you are writing and you must assume that the next thing you put down belongs there not for reasons of logic, good sense or narrative development, but because you put it there • you are writing, so glance over your shoulder and you’ll find there is no reader • you are moved by water on days like these, so screw him • you are welcome in the secret club they have formed • you are taught at your daddy’s knee • you are pulling off crooked and dishonest business deals, even though the Bible says they will all be naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account • you are doing evil and it may be done under the cover of darkness • you are a respectable sinner because you didn’t commit any of those gross sins, but you are selfish, greedy and critical inside • you are breathing out your last, and one and only one thing counts • you are clinging to things you don’t want to surrender?

But how are you going to make ends meet? With only two television shows you might have to pick up the slack and start co-hosting The View or something • you are a child of the ’s! Lindsay, I didn’t say if you were born in the ’s • you are earning  mil + per movie; I think you can stand there and let the media take some photos of you • you are one sexy animal, you beast! • you are very nice • you are not driving home tonight • you are a fake and a fraud and you are gay! • you are in a boy band, or have even been in a boy band or have ever guest-starred on The OC, I’d love to meet you!

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