“E-Poetry in Social Media” Coda: Alan Sondheim

“Broken” by Alan Sondheim and Barry Smylie

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“Broken” by Alan Sondheim and Barry Smylie

“Tao” by Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim

Screen shot from “Tao” by Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim. Black background with the words “TAO” in the middle. Inside the letters of “TAO” a picture of a beach and the ocean can be viewed.
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“Dawn” by Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim

Screen capture from “Dawn” by Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim. Image of a dark-tinged wilderness with three humanoid figures at the base, overlaid with opaque text. Text: Alone in a large house/five years ago/ s moving slowly, he/here in the chorus/of the blue deer, t/"
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“Internet Text, 1994- [Through Feb 2, 2006]” by Alan Sondheim

Screen capture of "Internet Text, 1994-[Through Feb 2, 2006]" by Alan Sondheim. A circular word cloud. Text: "WORLD / WRITING / TEXT / body / FORM / TIME / NET / space / LIFE / ITSELF/ COMMUNITY / thing / (etc)"
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Alan Sondheim is a prolific writer, musician, and artist who uses the Internet as an inspiration and means for publication. The sheer mass of text he has produced in the past 15+ years is so staggering that it reminds me of Basil Bunting’s “On the Flyleaf of Pound’s Cantos.” To be specific, here are some numbers compiled after cutting and pasting all the text in the files which constitute this portion of Sondheim’s Internet Text:

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