By Gordon B. Isnor & Christopher C. Yorke
While reading this small zine of poetry two thoughts entered my head.
First: Poetry is weird, and usually it doesn’t really appeal to me very much (at least in written form, I have more time for it as spoken word).
Second: The repetition and word choice throughout these poems made me think that a computer wrote them.
To my surprise, I discovered on the last page of this zine that a computer did write these poems!
You can check out the website here It’s a pretty simple thing that takes in words and phrases and spits them out again in a random order. I think if someone spent time inputting a lot of different phrases they could probably create some neat stuff, but I didn’t do that.
Instead I quickly plugged in most of the words of this review in small chunks, and managed to make some poems of my own, which I think are better (or at least less obscene) than the ones in this zine.
on the last page
that a computer did
entered my head
To my surprise
and word choice
time for it as spoken word
throughout these poems
in the middle
And finally, the especially poignant:
write these poems
While reading this
it doesn’t really appeal