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Cthulhu Word Puzzle – Or Is It Concrete Poetry?

The puzzle: how many times does the word “Cthulhu” appear in the square? There is more than one correct answer, depending on what rules you use.  The rules are (pick one): 1) All the letters for each instance of “CTHULHU … Continue reading

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Verb Syrup: Experimental Novel 1960s

Here are a couple more clippings from Chapter 8 of Wraethrom.  The first one has imagery related to printed and spoken language.  I like the early computer reference “I.B.M. punchdrunk wordcard stack deck verb syrup laugh morning glory writ down.” … Continue reading

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It’s not sticking

I’ve always thought this one of the most beautiful expressions in the English language: “A light dusting of snow on the valley floor.” So evocative. Better than most poems I’ve read. It’s said by weather reporters. And that’s exactly what … Continue reading

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