Monthly Archives: April 2012

Distrust That Particular Flavor

In the early 1990s, William Gibson wrote Agrippa (A Book of the Dead), a 300-line autobiographical poem saved on a 3.5″ floppy designed to erase itself after a single use. The book version accomplished the task in analogue: its pages were treated with … Continue reading

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The Food of the Gods

A villanelle is a kind of 19th-century French poem long derided by modern poets for its fusty, pompous formalism —but, like many things, revived when the madness of the 20th century brought about nostalgia for structure. H.G. Wells was a … Continue reading

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