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This Is Just To Say

I have torn
the DVDs
that were by
the La-Z-Boy

and which
you were probably
shrinking
for sex

Forgive me
they were scientific
so taboo
and so important

Josh Millard

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Philippe Bootz – Alire: A Relentless Literary Investigation

“The web-based literary journal Alire was created in January 1989 by the Parisian groupL.A.I.R.E. (Lecture, Art, Innovation, Recherche, Écriture) -which included Philippe Bootz, Frédéric Develay, Jean-Marie Dutey, Claude Maillard and Tibor Papp. Alire is known as the oldest multimedia journal in Europe, and certainly one of the oldest in the West. Before the arrival of CD-ROMs, before the Internet explosion, the journal was already publishing poetry written for and intended to be read through computers.”

UBU Web

“Essentially a gift economy, poetry is the perfect space to practice utopian politics….”

samples from the massive archive:
Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man
Balkan Baroque 1999
John Cage in Conversation with Richard Kostelanetz [John Cage:"We do very good work when we don't know what we are doing."]