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Artist Bunny Rogers has just released her much-anticipated book of poetry with original illustrations by LA artist Brigid Mason. In addition to her sculptural work, online artworks, installations, game-based projects and performances, the Queens Museum resident artist has been doing poetry readings across North America. Cunny Poem Vol. 1 represents a complete archive of poetry written from 2012-2014. One of my favorite […]

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It’s long been known that the Department of Homeland Security scans everyone’s social media pages for words it deems potentially threatening — from “gas” to “subway” to “maritime domain awareness.” Now, here’s Poetry Threats, a Magnetic Poetry-style web app that lets you compose verse from those terms (just like this NSA haiku generator). Once you’re […]

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PornMD — a search engine that lets you search multiple porn sites for very specific XXX content — has launched a new feature. You can now see what people are searching for, in real time. It’s horrifying, enlightening and kind of inspiring. So, ANIMAL has just commissioned several digital artists and published authors to write us […]

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Skryft, by the artist Gijs van Bon, is a robot that slowly, meticulously writes on the ground using sand. In the Dezeen-produced video above, van Bon uses the bot to display the works of the Dutch poet Merel Morre on the streets of Eindhoven. “When you’re writing one [line of] text, another one is going away because […]

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A 53-year-old former teacher was outraged when his 67-year-old friend insisted that “the only real literature is prose” in an argument, so he stabbed him to death, RIA reports. A poetry fan, the man fled the murder scene and was tracked down and arrested a few days later. He is being charged with murder. It was quite the […]

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I always hated the way Tom O’Bedlam read Charles Bukowski poetry. It’s so nauseatingly full of pomp and ACTING. And now, some agency in Barcelona has made it even worse by putting a Tom O’Bedlam reading of “So You Want to Be a Writer?” as a backdrop to Dewar’s Whiskey. OH IT IS SO DRAMATIC. And epic. […]

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In the newest addition to the Klaus_eBooks artist series edited by Brian Droitcour for Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, we are presented with Template Jams, an exciting collection of digital collages and poetry featuring ideal template designs as determined by artist Deanna Havas. For a sneak peak inside Havas’ new ebook, check out our screenshots above. Brian Droitcour on live-action […]

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Over the weekend, the Department of Probation celebrated the release of Free Verse, a poetry magazine published by probation clients and staff. Issue 1 of the magazine is available for free PDF download from the DOP here, and contains several gems, including “For Earl” by Yasmine B. Lancaster. Duppy followed me from Kingston to Morris Avenue. I […]

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File under “more great unintentional poetry from random Twitter users.” Much like Pentametron trolls the social network for lines in iambic pentameter then assembles the rhyming ones into surreal sonnets, Anagramatron assembles pairs of found anagrams. So @HairieSahrin’s “Shame on you dear,” gets paired with @ainqarina’s “You are handsome,” in what could be the opening couplet […]

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There’s rich artistic territory to be mined in the fuck-ups of internet things. Anyone who’s watched a music video in the past few years knows that datamoshing can be beautiful, facial recognition technology finds portraits in images of mountains and deserts, and one of the most endlessly engaging, beguiling sites on the web simply introduces lexical […]

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