Z I N E n
a journal of new media experimental visual literary theory practice
1999 MAY 28
On the CD, new media artists, poets, authors, theorists, and
publishers from around the globe including Zn contributors Bill
Marsh, Christy Sheffield Sanford, Mark Amerika, Miekal And, and
Reiner Strasser... and many, many more. Very fine!
Gravitational Intrigue: an anthology of emergent hypermedia
is published on CD-ROM by The Little Magazine, English Department,
State University of New York at Albany. It can be purchased from
The Little Magazine for US $15. See their Web site for more
Literary journal devoted to publishing fiction and poetry in experimental forms, since 1965. English Department, State University of New York. USA
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THREE SHAPES OF A THOUGHT
All of us were working on notes for bigger things -- airplanes
and submarines, paintings and novels. I was working on the perfect
note -- first I had to find the perfect pen and the perfect
store at which to buy that pen and the perfect time to buy it at
and from which cashier to buy it from...
Coil a forest around your pulse; now wrapped in wood; shrouded in
something that could not possibly shroud you. I mean you couldn't
really coil a forest around your pulse, but it's a nice poetic
image, or at least, I like it. It's nice to be a poet, but also
nice to know when the poetry becomes too pure, too poetic, too
meaningless or impossible.
I am asking for synthetic papers as opposed to analytic ones.
Analytic papers merely say that the set of X includes, as elements,
a, b, c, d, etc. In effect an analytic paper only gives us the
tautology that X=X, or that a book, when analyzed, means exactly
what that book means. A synthetic paper would say, "Yes, a,
b, c, d, etc., are members of X. But look, a variation of b is
also a member of Y. The b in X and the b in Y are connected by
n." It is this n which is the essence of a pure thought --
this connection between two sets or books or paintings or ideas
becomes an element in the set of the writer's connective thoughts.
It is this set of thoughts and this way of thinking which allows
a person to interpret the world and to connect two varying ways
of description (i.e., painting and philosophy).
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Poetry copyright 1999 by Francis Raven. Used by permission.
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