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Apostrophe you are entirely happy with your poem you are not happy then there is no charge and your deposit is returned you are totally satisfied with the outcome you are a man you are a little confused you are entirely happy with your poem you are not happy then there is no charge and your deposit is returned you are totally satisfied with the outcome Apostrophe is a a figure of speech in which a person, an abstract quality or a nonexistent entity is addressed as though present b a poem written in 1993 in which every sentence is an apostrophe c a program apostropheengine.ca based on the 1993 poem that hijacks search engines in order to extend the poem infinitely d a book of poetry written using the website The answer e all of the above Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler Henry s Apostrophe contains all of these things, except the search engine but you can visit that any time you like Each line from the original poem has become the title of a new poem generated by the program s metonymic romp through the World Wide Web Phrases rub against each other promiscuously poems and readers alike come to their own conclusions The results are by turns poignant, banal, offensive and hilarious, but always surprising and always unaffected In other words, everything a book of contemporary poetry should be, and then some Poet and scholar Charles Bernstein has suggested that Apostrophe may be related to Freud s notion of the uncanny, a somnambulistic drift that appears aimless yet somehow always returns to you Apostrophe is an entirely new kind of poetry neither stable nor unstable, sections come and go, but the overall shape of the poem remains vaguely familiar, like a trick of memory.

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