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Imagine the writer as a meme machine, writing works with the intention for them to ripple rapidly across networks only to evaporate just as quickly as they appeared. Imagine a poetry that is vast, instantaneous, horizontal, globally distributed, paper thin, and, ultimately, disposable.

Kenneth Goldsmith, author of the fantastic Uncreative Writing, considers the evolving role of the writer as a meme machine. Pair with the surprising origin of “meme.”

Imagine the writer as a meme machine, writing works with the intention for them to ripple rapidly across networks only to evaporate just as quickly as they appeared. Imagine a poetry that is vast, instantaneous, horizontal, globally distributed, paper thin, and, ultimately, disposable.

Kenneth Goldsmith, author of the fantastic Uncreative Writing, considers the evolving role of the writer as a meme machine. Pair with the surprising origin of “meme.”

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    Interesting ideas. I’m sure Naropa’s writers out there would be interested in how writing is changing.
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    are these really poems? what constitutes a poem in modern day? questions to ponder while reading
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    "Rather than being fully digested, these meme-like works are meant to be quickly favorited, reblogged, and forgotten....
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    This picture makes me so happy.
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    It’s certainly how it feels these days