Andrew K. Peterson



from chance, chance, evolution

 

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being a dream in the poetry hotel:       fatwa:
dream-fatwa    GMIC: dream-margin    Romney: dream-Romney
working the phones     forces: dream-forces    equations: Wisconsins: dream-skeins
experienced manners   Unions: dream-Unions dream-Swedes: Dunn it with
Finns   whisker: dream-whisper          lawnmower:     dream-murals   dream –gestureuninhabited
Island: dream islands   suggestions: dream-elevators   Japanese CEOs: dream-military
Frequency: dream-frequency   corn-chip: dream con-ship       discount-lonely-saliva: dream cortayol
“while the radicals are all in blue”  Causal: dream-causal

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A METHOD

              1. Throw I-Ching hexagram. Each line will have particular bearing upon how poem sequences
                are constructed:
              2. 1st line determines # of poems per sequence
              3. 2nd line determines # of lines per poem
              4. 3rd line determines # of words per line
              5. 4th line determines # of sources per poem
              6. 5th line determines # of words per ‘source cluster’
              7. 6th line PLUS the final hexagram # EQUALS which page # each word cluster comes from
                (for example: for first sequence, 6th line = 7; hexagram = 26. First sequence’s 1st poem
                begins on page 33.)
              8. Adding the values of each line with a CHANGE determines the increment of change for
                subsequent poems in sequence. (Example: First sequence had changing lines three (value of
                9) and four (value of 6). 9+6=15; 15+33=48 (2nd poem’s source page # 48), etc.).
              9. The total # of changing lines determines a final stanza to be added to each poem in the sequence.
              10. The name of each hexagram thrown and its subsequent change will determine title for each
                sequence (ex.: “Duration → Oppression”)
              11. The number of sequences in this book has been determined based on the value of a separate
                single throw of three coins: the value of which is 8.
              12. An additional rule on sources
                (a) each subsequent poem in a sequence should have at least one source replaced by another
                (b) each new sequence will retain one source from the previous sequence


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