Penteract Press no.10—

The White Whale by Anthony Etherin

The White Whale presents two poems. The first is a palindrome by letter, the second a palindrome by pairs of letters. These two palindromes are perfect anagrams of each other. Inspired, both in its content and in the extent of its constraint, by Ahab’s obsession, The White Whale represents Etherin’s most intricate constrained work, to date.”

Anthony Etherin is a UK-based writer of experimental poetry and music. His poems have appeared online in The Account and Nagari magazines, among others, and he has had leaflets or chapbooks published by No Press, Spacecraft Press, and The Blasted Tree. Find him on twitter, @Anthony_Etherin, and via anthonyetherin.wordpress.com.

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Penteract Press no.9—

In the Water of the Gentle Summer Air by S Cearley

In the Water of the Gentle Summer Air is a poem pair that mimics the undulations of water, fish, air, and birds. The turbulent mathematics of hydrodynamic instability is the basis of this human-computer patois describing nature.”

S Cearley is a former professor of philosophy and AI researcher in computer-derived writing. He currently lives eight inches above a river, watching ducks, otters and herons. His major influence is human-computer interaction, and how natural and synthetic minds learn from each other in forming new methods of creating imagery. Tweet @scearley or visit futureanachronism.com.

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PENTERACT PRESS no.8 —

Openings (After Marcel Duchamp) by derek beaulieu

“Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s interpretation of chess pieces as alphabetical elements forming poems upon their board, in Openings, the opening gambits of Duchamp’s recorded chess games are rendered glyphically, recreating each opening as the fledgling moments of cellular automata in John Conway’s Game of Life.”

derek beaulieu is the author of eight collections of poetry, four collections of conceptual fiction and two volumes of essays. beaulieu co-edited bill bissett’s RUSH: what fuckan theory (with Gregory Betts) and Writing Surfaces: Selected Fiction of John Riddell (with Lori Emerson). He is the publisher of the acclaimed no press and is the visual poetry editor at UbuWeb. beaulieu has exhibited his work across Canada, the United States and Europe and is an award-winning instructor. He was the 2014–2016 Poet Laureate of Calgary, Canada.

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PENTERACT PRESS no.7—

Event Zone Poem Structure: April by Sacha Archer

“Event Zone Poem Structure was generated by the perennial childhood practice of spinning a globe and placing one’s finger upon chance destinations. Logged each day, this volume records the geographic coordinates by which April’s destinations are circumscribed.”

Sacha Archer is a Canadian writer currently residing in Ontario. He was the recipient of the 2008 P.K. Page Irwin Prize for his poetry and visual art, and in 2010 he was chosen to participate in the Elise Partridge Mentor Program. His work has appeared in journals such as filling Station, ACTA Victoriana, h&, illiterature, NōD, and Experiment-O. He is the author of the chapbooks Dishwashing Event, Part One: Tianjin, China (no press, 2016), and Dishwashing Event, Part Two: Ontario (Puddles of Sky Press, 2016). His chapbooks Acceleration of the Arbitrary (Grey Borders) and Detour [D-1] (Spacecraft Press) are forthcoming.

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PENTERACT PRESS no.6—

I Numb Rage, In Umbrage by Mike Maguire

“Employing a unidirectional, letter-based constraint, the poems I Numb Rage and In Umbrage are ‘redividers’: Spelled the same way, they are transformed into two distinct, complementary works by their spacing.”

Mike Maguire sometimes takes photos in his home city of Washington, DC, and cowrote the 2012 feature film Ultrasonic. His first full-length novel, Three Days Breathing, was published in electronic form in January 2016. The latest print edition of his book of palindrome-based poetry, Drawn Inward, was nearly twenty years in the making and published in June 2016. He is slated to compete in the 2017 World Palindrome Championship. When he’s not writing, he enjoys terribly loud music, as well as wandering through cities and the occasional forest.

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PENTERACT PRESS no.5—

Palindrome-Sestina for Arnaut Daniel by Anthony Etherin

“A palindromic sestina, in iambic pentameter and with the form’s end-word pattern intact, in which the twelfth century Occitan troubadour Arnaut Daniel, inventor of the sestina, becomes lost one misty evening….”

Anthony Etherin is a UK-based writer of experimental poetry, prose, and music. His poems have been published by No Press, Spacecraft Press, and The Account Magazine, among others. He has several e-books available online. Find him on twitter, @Anthony_Etherin, and via his website, songsofinversion.com.

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