by Alan Sondheim
we're at the start of this electronic poetry conference and already blood has been shed; i got into a fite with a couple of the mac people who were armed to the teeth with some sort of transparent swords but they cut swift they did and i coudn't resist the parry of blows that went my way but i had the car and they got run over but that didn't stop other things from appearing. stop. otyher things appeared. stop. you shuold have seen them when the rollover happened. stop. ha ha ha mac people you are not up to pc people. this is the proof. ha ha . they said i coud be stopped but i cant be. stopp. this is what happens whenthere are wires loose in mac people brains. a pc joke. do mac people have brains. no. (pc. answer.) stoppp.
it was heavy shockwave last night against flash and both pretty much lit up the sky like a mosaic opera. oh it was splendid did i tell you. another poet was killed, it was a short accident but notebooks kil. i am so jeal ous of that poet, why. because he got twenty minutes of standing only. i do not get that. my work is so clumsy! nikuko won't stop stalking to me. oh what else. why jealousy is green. it used to be another color before the color change. that is why. they say jealousy kills. it is so astound ingly horrible i will never be able to give you teh impression, not even if i leave another milion years.
omeday someone will say, well what confrence were YOU at, and i will say this one where horror and ecstasy mingled.
Subject: i also do love conference special report from Kanji Satori:
Here we are at ELECTRIC MURDEROUS CONFERENCE! All WILL BE DECIDED. MAC will GO DOWN IN FLAMES as MAC is JUGGLED two LAPTOP with JUGGLED two LAPTOP PC MAC one MAC fall in JUGGLE:
Ant PC planetary, MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! body line TREMENDOUS HORROR! drugy miracle ADAM doll TREMENDOUS HORROR! thyroid falls....MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! vivid placenta world TREMENDOUS HORROR! machinative angel:her soul-machine discharges MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! speed PC fear....MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! sun was parasitic/I raped MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! gradual opening department between space-time/I walked MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! lapse PC memory line PC a dog like/although her sleep is road SMISERY!rage TREMENDOUS HORROR! murder TREMENDOUS HORROR! gimmick girl :MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! speed TREMENDOUS HORROR! fanaticism PC TOKAGE_splits....delete it:MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! room happiness as MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! end virus end machine clone boy room, her replicant TREMENDOUS HORROR! FUCKNAM cell air silence world at MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! center PC++MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! desert TREMENDOUS HORROR! angel-mechanism glitter. Suicide line type TREMENDOUS HORROR! spiral TREMENDOUS HORROR! ADAM doll this zero gravity=body PC grief machine dances like MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! sun grief area asphalt soul-machine MAC MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! machine leaps MAC her love splits MISERY! MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! amniotic fluid mechanism MAC MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! nightmare TREMENDOUS HORROR! ADAM doll does MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! clonical ground TREMENDOUS HORROR! sun desire.... Small smile breaks Body line PC an ant forgets it The sun walks. The record TREMENDOUS HORROR! murder like our dog. Asphalt holds MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! guilty nick head line TREMENDOUS HORROR! ADAM doll Her end be MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! beginning PC myself. :MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! over MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES!re TREMENDOUS HORROR! pupil MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! grief TREMENDOUS HORROR! end clone UNBELIEVABLE CONFERENCE TERROR! approximates MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! eyes PC 0 degree TREMENDOUS HORROR! monochrome earth/vital. :TREMENDOUS HORROR! middle TREMENDOUS HORROR! crowd scrap our beat, second, MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! animal line computer inside when walk MISERY! MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! angel-mechanism++MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! poor placenta world TREMENDOUS HORROR! ADAM doll a girl like, MURDEROUS CONSEQUENCES! gimmick air like Cyber nightmare DOG TREMENDOUS HORROR! amniotic fluid mechanism.... I] sing [.
conference - electric poets - INCREDIBLE -
after the explosion - pieces of poets flying in every direction - still tthhiinnggss rriinnggiinngg iinn mmyy eeaarrss - by tthhiinggs - iii warned them iii did - too much FLASH - SHOCKWAVE was terrifying - EVENTS OF ENORMOUS CONSEQUENCES - iii said as much - THEY WOULDN'T LISTEN - don't be FOOLED by the EMAIL - it may SOUND like them LOOK like them - ANYONE can write like a machine can write like ANYONE - you can't be too CAREFUL these days - iii spoke so BRILLIANTLY - iii was AMAZING - STUPENDOUS - WONDERFULLY TERRIFIC - the audience was ecstatic - I HELD THEM IN THE PALM OF MY HAND - now they're DEAD, GONE - FLASH acts fast - warning label in the program itself - THEY WERE DEAF TO MY PLEAS - iii went down on HANDS and KNEES - I BEGGED THEM - i could feel it ready to go OFF - the ATMOS- PHERE - something out of kilter - the times - out of joint - something askew - ANYONE could sense it - YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD ME -
bokian report on HORRIFYING EVENTS AT ELECTRIC POETRY CONFERENCE!
ANCRAASANGLY CATASTRAPHAC AVANTS MAR BAFFALA SHARALANA: canfaranca paapla "nat amasad." WHAT CAALD BA THA AND AF THA AARAA LAKA: faraaas AVANANG PARFARMANCAS DAMANATANG WASTARN CANADA: cald frant at 3 dagraas CALSAAS tamarraw: AT CANFARANCA: S*P*A*A*K***F*A*H*R*A*N*H*A*A*T: A MAMANT'S RAFLACTAAN AS ALL THAT'S LAFT: tha pc has DAMANATAD all bat tha RWCDRAM whach as ancapabla AF CRAWLANG ap ats TANY FAAT ta AMARGA BRAATHLASS AN tha SCRAAN. SAX MARA PAATS KALLAD ANDAR ANKNAWN CARCAMSTANCAS. ASCAPA!
ENCREESENGLY CETESTREPHEC EVENTS MER BEFFELE SHERELENE: cenference peeple "net emesed." WHET CEELD BE THE END EF THE EEREE LEKE: fereees EVENENG PERFERMENCES DEMENETENG WESTERN CENEDE: celd frent et 3 degrees CELSEES temerrew: ET CENFERENCE: S*P*E*E*K***F*E*H*R*E*N*H*E*E*T: E MEMENT'S REFLECTEEN ES ELL THET'S LEFT: the pc hes DEMENETED ell bet the RWCDREM whech es encepeble EF CREWLENG ep ets TENY FEET te EMERGE BREETHLESS EN the SCREEN. SEX MERE PEETS KELLED ENDER ENKNEWN CERCEMSTENCES. ESCEPE!
INCRIISINGLY CITISTRIPHIC IVINTS MIR BIFFILI SHIRILINI: cinfirinci piipli "nit imisid." WHIT CIILD BI THI IND IF THI IIRII LIKI: firiiis IVINING PIRFIRMINCIS DIMINITING WISTIRN CINIDI: cild frint it 3 digriis CILSIIS timirriw: IT CINFIRINCI: S*P*I*I*K***F*I*H*R*I*N*H*I*I*T: I MIMINT'S RIFLICTIIN IS ILL THIT'S LIFT: thi pc his DIMINITID ill bit thi RWCDRIM which is incipibli IF CRIWLING ip its TINY FIIT ti IMIRGI BRIITHLISS IN thi SCRIIN. SIX MIRI PIITS KILLID INDIR INKNIWN CIRCIMSTINCIS. ISCIPI!
ONCROOSONGLY COTOSTROPHOC OVONTS MOR BOFFOLO SHOROLONO: conforonco pooplo "not omosod." WHOT COOLD BO THO OND OF THO OOROO LOKO: forooos OVONONG PORFORMONCOS DOMONOTONG WOSTORN CONODO: cold front ot 3 dogroos COLSOOS tomorrow: OT CONFORONCO: S*P*O*O*K***F*O*H*R*O*N*H*O*O*T: O MOMONT'S ROFLOCTOON OS OLL THOT'S LOFT: tho pc hos DOMONOTOD oll bot tho RWCDROM whoch os oncopoblo OF CROWLONG op ots TONY FOOT to OMORGO BROOTHLOSS ON tho SCROON. SOX MORO POOTS KOLLOD ONDOR ONKNOWN CORCOMSTONCOS. OSCOPO!
UNCRUUSUNGLY CUTUSTRUPHUC UVUNTS MUR BUFFULU SHURULUNU: cunfuruncu puuplu "nut umusud." WHUT CUULD BU THU UND UF THU UURUU LUKU: furuuus UVUNUNG PURFURMUNCUS DUMUNUTUNG WUSTURN CUNUDU: culd frunt ut 3 dugruus CULSUUS tumurruw: UT CUNFURUNCU: S*P*U*U*K***F*U*H*R*U*N*H*U*U*T: U MUMUNT'S RUFLUCTUUN US ULL THUT'S LUFT: thu pc hus DUMUNUTUD ull but thu RWCDRUM whuch us uncupublu UF CRUWLUNG up uts TUNY FUUT tu UMURGU BRUUTHLUSS UN thu SCRUUN. SUX MURU PUUTS KULLUD UNDUR UNKNUWN CURCUMSTUNCUS. USCUPU!
Pub. May 2001