Apostrophe by Bill Kennedy,Darren Wershler-Henry

By Bill Kennedy,Darren Wershler-Henry

you are fullyyt pleased with your poem / you're not satisfied then there is not any cost and your deposit is back / you're absolutely happy with the result / you're a guy / you're a little careworn / you're completely pleased with your poem / you're not chuffed then there's no cost and your deposit is again / you're absolutely chuffed with the end result . . . ”Apostrophe” is: a) a determine of speech within which somebody, 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 on the way to expand the poem infinitely d) a booklet of poetry written utilizing the web site the reply: e) all the above. invoice Kennedy and Darren Wershler-Henry’s Apostrophe includes 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 means 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 consequences are by means of turns poignant, banal, offensive and hilarious, yet continuously striking and regularly unaffected. In different phrases, every little thing a publication of up to date poetry may be, after which a few. Poet and pupil Charles Bernstein has steered that Apostrophe could be regarding Freud’s thought of the uncanny, a somnambulistic go with the flow that looks aimless but in some way constantly returns to “you.” Apostrophe is a wholly new type of poetry: neither strong nor volatile, sections come and cross, however the total form of the poem continues to be vaguely standard, like a trick of memory.

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