Finding rhythm in algorithm
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If you wonder where poetry is going in the 21st century, head up to the Bury Text Festival. Its line-up includes Eran Hadas — “the most prominent poet in the Israeli internet poetry scene”, says festival director Tony Trehy.
Hadas explains that his “augmented poetry” uses computer programs which “output constraint-based, unoriginal, pseudo-random texts, which I call poetry if the output or the process are mind-blowing”.