Kaplan says: I’ve created this blog to keep an informal record of contemporary (and not so contemporary) found/altered/treated/appropriated books, paying particular attention to artists’ books, found-objects, and contemporary poetry & poetics — the focus of my critical dissertation at USC.
Here is an example of what she is interested in
From Sean Bishop’s RES–ECTIONS (from Darwin’s 1859 The Origin of Species)
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Erasure poetry is created by starting with an existing text and erasing bits (paragraphs, words, letters, punctuation) in such a way that the words left behind take on new shapes and meanings.
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ART LITERATURE Poetry Reading to write writing altered books appropriated books artists books Contemporary poetry contemporary poetry & poetics Darwin Darwin's 1859 The Origin of Species found books Genevieve Kaplan literature origin of species RES--ECTIONS Sean Bishop The Forest and The Trees The Origin of Species treated books writing
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