Algorithms and Poetry

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 4, 2011 at 9:43 pm .

    I somehow missed that you&#39;d commented, Conrad. I have to disagree with Weinberger. Adrienne Rich and Yusef Komunyaaka throw off ideas like sparks, it seems to me. Ammons, though no longer with us, again—just consider <i>Sphere</i>….<br /><br />And Lyle—you made me spray tea all over my keyboard. Thanks for lightening up my day!

  2. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett December 4, 2011 at 7:20 am .

    For some reason this discussion brings to mind a joke I heard years ago:<br /><br />Three people show up for a job interview–a teacher, an engineer, and an accountant.<br /><br />The interviewer calls in the teacher first. &quot;There&#39;s just one question,&quot; says the interviewer. &quot;How much is 2 plus 2?&quot;<br /><br />&quot;Well, that&#39;s easy,&quot; says the teacher. &quot;It&#39

  3. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato December 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />I suppose the case being made by Goldsmith, Perloff for notions of the &#39;uncreative writer&#39; and sanctioned plagiarism is what happens when you peddle traditional Humanities disciplines (English, Classics, Anthropology, etc.)to a generation of young people who don&#39;t read, think and write anymore. Eliot Weinberger laments that there isn&#39;t in America a single

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