Barnesbook by Jackson Mac Low
Four Poems Derived from Sentences by Djuna Barnes (Sun & Moon Classics)

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Long an admirer of the work of Djuna Barnes, noted poet Jackson Mac Low used five of her works as the source material to which he applied the method of "involving irregularly biased random digit triplets to a chance-determined number of sentences in these works and to mix them." He then entered each group of mixed sentences into the DIASTEXT program and edited the output. The result is a wonderful nonintentional work that "whispers" Barnes's incredible words "something quick" into the ear. In this work the distinguished American poet - winner of the 1994 America Award for Poetry - continues to explore the dynamics and excitement of the American language and its meaning.

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Published April 1, 2000 by Sun & Moon Press. 56 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction