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By Bill Kennedy,Darren Wershler-Henry

ISBN-10: 155022722X

ISBN-13: 9781550227222

you are solely pleased with your poem / you're not chuffed then there isn't any cost and your deposit is back / you're absolutely happy with the end result / you're a guy / you're a little careworn / you're fullyyt pleased with your poem / you're not satisfied then there's no cost and your deposit is again / you're absolutely chuffed with the result . . . ”Apostrophe” is: a) a determine of speech within which someone, an summary caliber or a nonexistent entity is addressed as if current b) a poem written in 1993 during which each sentence is an apostrophe c) a program—apostropheengine.ca—based at the 1993 poem that hijacks se's so that it will expand the poem infinitely d) a ebook of poetry written utilizing the web site the reply: e) all the above. invoice Kennedy and Darren Wershler-Henry’s Apostrophe comprises all of this stuff, other than the hunt engine (but you could stopover at that any time you like). every one line from the unique poem has develop into the name of a brand new poem generated by way of the program’s metonymic romp in the course of the world-wide-web. words rub opposed to one another promiscuously; poems and readers alike come to their very own conclusions. the implications are by means of turns poignant, banal, offensive and hilarious, yet regularly magnificent and regularly unaffected. In different phrases, every little thing a ebook of up to date poetry might be, after which a few. Poet and pupil Charles Bernstein has steered that Apostrophe can be regarding Freud’s proposal of the uncanny, a somnambulistic waft that looks aimless but in some way consistently returns to “you.” Apostrophe is a wholly new type of poetry: neither sturdy nor risky, sections come and move, however the total form of the poem continues to be vaguely favourite, like a trick of memory.

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