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I am a former artificial intelligence philosopher. As much as academia is for me a PhD was not. These days I am using my past experience in poetry and AI writing to create concrete poetry.

You can see all of my/the computer's work at exampleurl.xyz -
The "quarterly reports" are PDFs of every concrete poem of mine posted online in the three months stated.

I post concrete poems on Masto (and birdsite) every Thursday using the hashtag in the fediverse.

Churned through my poetry generation db twice in the last three days and I think, THINK, that there's something screwy with semicolon handling. It seems to affect word selection but I can't....prove....it.

On the other hand doing this cleansing more often always helps even if it creates or at least appears to create bugs that were not evident before.

Maybe it's just me waiting to find something wrong, maybe it's just something that happened this time. Maybe it's the phase of the moon.

I've posted a new erasure chapbook, Ghosts with Beautiful Manners.


Other good stuff available, as always, as exampleurl.xyz

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I had a wild idea to do with erasure poetry and I'm doin' it. No testing, no figuring out, no tweaking one thing or another. Simply make a chapbook and see what happens.

Newly available -
the inauthentic issue is now out from A Glimpse Of

Two of my poems are featured:
"that last quote blazing in the customers" and "transgress this resolve"

I have been watching marching bands and the Hal Leonard channel on youtube for about an hour and now I am afraid to look at my recommended videos

from "Do Not Cough: Select Labels" by John Bennett, 1976

I am thankful for the opportunities I've been given to complete some of my poetry skunkworks projects this year.

In doing so I was able to come up with new skunkworks ideas and develop them.

And then tonight I have a couple more aded to skunkworks waiting to get investigated.

Amazing that I can think letterpress is "too fiddly" but I will spend hours rendering and rerendering just to get a portion of a line to move 1px to the left

I got publication date for one of the publications that recently accepted my work. June 3.

So I'll give y'all the specifics when they announce it the evening of the 3rd

And since I brought him up here is Gary Barwin's chapbook Quantum Typography which you can get from Timglaset in Sweden


Experimental writer Gary Barwin ("Yiddish for Pirates", "No TV for Woodpeckers") then challenged me to convert that to units of me, that is, compared to the area of skin on my body.

That's easy, since I already knew my body was about 20 sq ft of skin, so ~25 mes

This combo yielded 501 poems, most of which (459) are A4 sized.

45056559.32 mm2

484.985 ft2
45.057 m2
0.011 acres