Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Experiment in Deconstruction : Kitten


The poem is left in the basket of a 3-month old kitten for one month.

Result :


Effect on Reading:
The reader knows not where to start. Presented with folded segments that do not fold out into an easily recognisable, linear narrative, the reader is forced to dive in and start reading where they can. The reader has to turn the paper to read some words and it is difficult to decide where to start reading on the next turn. The poem seems shorter (large sections are missing, presumed digested) yet gains a feeling of the indefinite; the reader has no visual indication as to where the end of the poem may be; indeed, the reader has to make his own decision when to stop the reading.

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