I have seen the future of poetry, and it is in the past. 1984, to be exact, when a precocious algorithm named RACTER published its first book, a tidy little affair called The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed. Its weird surrealist illustrations aside, The Policeman’s Beard was notable for two quirks, first, being written by a robot, and second, despite being written by a robot, reading like poetry by John Ashbery.
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Wolf, T., (2007) “The Future of Poetry”, Opticon1826 3.