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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Plunderverse, plundered




See Greg Betts' essay on 'plunderverse' here. See also rob mclennan's recent plunderverse example here. My above version of "Loon" or "Lo On", if you wish, is plunderded from Betts' "Love On", which he plundered in turn from bpNichol's "Love Song 6".

According to Dr. Betts, "Plunderverse is a compositional method of producing poems from other texts. The process amounts to an extreme edit of a source text, striking out the vast majority of words. The product is a stand-alone poem – built from the (acknowledged) source text, but functionally stand-alone."

Check out Greg Betts' plunderverse call for submission.

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