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K. Shakespeare Mohammad

By Harriet Staff

Listen here to hear Flarf superstar K. Silem Mohammad read 15 of his new Sonnagrams. Each of the poems is composed using the letters from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets as the source material for a for a new poem (also in iambic pentameter!), and the (often hilarious) titles are then made from whatever letters were left over. The results are goofy and irreverent, that is, if the concept of irreverence still has any meaning, which we’re not so sure about. But we’re sure that these poems are great!

Post-flarf poetry turns to the pre-modernist? There’s probably a pun about the internet and obsolescence lurking here somewhere…

Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 by Harriet Staff.