Friday, June 09, 2006

apostrophe!

apostrophe is a kick-ass book, with a kick-ass search engine. How many books of poetry can say that they come with a search engine? How many books of poetry even know what a search engine is? How many books of poetry allow a reader to enter into and create their own poem? Oh sure you got your fridge magnet poetry but just how creative can you get with "goddess" "cheese" and "pink"? What you have here is a whole lot more fun. This is a "metonymic romp" and it uses search engines, is fast and happy, non and sensical, a rabbit hole for every one of us, our very own portal into the hipster world of pomo poetry, even the lamest duck can compose here...Check out apostrophe by bill kennedy and darren wershler henry. Here is my very own first apostrophe poem:

apostrophe (not using the force luke)

you are askingyou are doingyou are doing alreadyyou are looking foryou are looking foryou are looking for," and, when that did not discourage the invaders, the first asked the second "what is that?" and the second replied "i don't know, but it didn't work!" in an episode of that '70s show, red forman tells his son eric forman he is going to "kick his assyou are looking for," in a tone similar to alec guinness' used in episode ivyou are looking foryou are looking foryou are not the man i'm looking foryou are looking for,' they will repeat it!" [edit] "try notyou are looking foryou are looking foryou are looking for," and, when that did not discourage the invaders, the first asked the second "what is that?" and the second replied "i don't know, but it didn't work!" in an episode of that '70s show, red forman tells his son eric forman he is going to "kick his assyou are looking for," in a tone similar to alec guinness' used in episode ivyou are looking foryou are looking foryou are not the man i'm looking foryou are looking for,' they will repeat it!" [edit] "try notyou are asking is probably this one: what does the whole deck look like? luke's rally 4 dark woman (a)4 luke skywalker (a)2 luke skywalker (j)3 yoda (i)3 yoda (h) 4 bespin twin-pod cloud car3 swoop bike3 rebel defense team3 rebel squad3 jawa sandcrawler 4 n-1 starfighter4 arc-170 starfighter4 cloakshape fighter4 sabaoth starfighter 4 departure time4 jedi training exercise4 rally the defenders totals:16 character16 ground16 space0 battle12 mission0 equipment0 location privacy statement©2006 lucasfilm ltdyou are not logged inyou are not my father! chicks dig the saber duel on the dancefloor threesome deck showdown

The second time I tried it I clicked on the line "you are an unceremonious ending" and got a blank poem, nothing but the apostrophe symbol (which says "you are not at the end of the internet yet" when you drag your cursor over it...). I went back and tried again, and got the same results...somehow I did not think this would happen. I will try again manana...

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