visual-poetry
visual-poetry:

“two equal texts” by micah lexier and christian bok
THIS TEXT AND THE ONEBESIDE IT ARE EQUAL.I WROTE THIS ONE FIRST,AND THEN I GAVE IT TO MYFRIEND CHRISTIAN BOKAND ASKED HIM TOGENERATE A NEW TEXTUSING EVERY LETTER ANDEVERY PUNCTUATIONMARK THAT I USED IN MINE.THE OTHER TEXT IS HIS. [by micah lexier]
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MICAH LEXIER REQUESTEDIN ADVANCE THAT IREINVENT HIS TEXT. SOI UNKNOTTED IT ANDREKNITTED INTO THIS VERY FORM, BUT THEN I BEGAN TO THINK THAT HIS MESSAGE HAD ALREADY RESEWN A TOUTED ART OF GENUINE POETRY. HISEERIE TEXT WAS MINE. [by christian bok]

visual-poetry:

“two equal texts” by micah lexier and christian bok

THIS TEXT AND THE ONE
BESIDE IT ARE EQUAL.
I WROTE THIS ONE FIRST,
AND THEN I GAVE IT TO MY
FRIEND CHRISTIAN BOK
AND ASKED HIM TO
GENERATE A NEW TEXT
USING EVERY LETTER AND
EVERY PUNCTUATION
MARK THAT I USED IN MINE.
THE OTHER TEXT IS HIS. [by micah lexier]

***

MICAH LEXIER REQUESTED
IN ADVANCE THAT I
REINVENT HIS TEXT. SO
I UNKNOTTED IT AND
REKNITTED INTO THIS 
VERY FORM, BUT THEN I 
BEGAN TO THINK THAT HIS 
MESSAGE HAD ALREADY 
RESEWN A TOUTED ART 
OF GENUINE POETRY. HIS
EERIE TEXT WAS MINE. [by christian bok]


Poets traditionally own cats. Baudelaire would caress his “beau chat”  and, being Baudelaire, daydream about his Creole mistress’s pliant body.  T. S. Eliot famously celebrated the entire species in the comic verse  of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

Michael Dirda muses on famous feral muses, from songbirds to horses. Read.

Poets traditionally own cats. Baudelaire would caress his “beau chat” and, being Baudelaire, daydream about his Creole mistress’s pliant body. T. S. Eliot famously celebrated the entire species in the comic verse of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

Michael Dirda muses on famous feral muses, from songbirds to horses. Read.