Each poem in this volume was composed using a cut-up technique similar to the one used by William S Burroughs to write The Soft Machine et al., but done digitally rather than with physical paper, because literally cutting up books seems wrong.
Cut-up poetry is a form of dadaist poetry; traditional dada poets use only single words, whereas the cut-up technique uses fully formed phrases. These phrases are randomly chosen, thoughfully arranged, and, if necessary, minor editing is applied. This includes changes to verb tense, removal of small words like articles, and sometimes phrases are repeated or broken up for aesthetics.
The phrases here come from a variety of sources, largely novels, and a new source is chosen randomly for each line of a poem, so as to not simply rearrange a single author's words.
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