Erick Ai Slippersan… Markov Chain Text

 
 

—Markov Chain Text—

 
Take heed, the quarrel’s most ominous to the world’s end?
None but the case of woe.
I know not what the best Worthy.
Fair ladies mask’d are roses in their garments though new-fangled ill:
Some in their acts.
Nay, he can make a shambles of the guard
 
 
It strikes me past care.
It may do something.
Are not Those in commission with me.
O, let me know this lady?
My lord, I know not where he calls, then he speaks not true.
 
 
Worse than a cup of sack?
Now are we not in here, These people saw the Prince.
Sir, I cannot move.
Was Caius Lucius in the lake of darkness.
Well bandied both; a set Shall strike his wife!
 
 
O’ life! not life, but in the tub.
You are a councillor, And by the very naked name of love.
I’ll run him up who dares.
Whose do you call your faith in heaven.
Yet read the book of life, And choke their art.
 
 

Creating the markov prose generator is an exploration in creating original content from existing books. simply put, a text copy of a book is converted to random markov sentences. those sentences are arranged into poetry. I experimented with stanza and haiku with some surprising results.

This subject first caught my eye when twitter users reported a rump bot. this bot would take tweets from one feed and create a new original post. these posts would read as if it was the real mump.

Markov chains are not a new invention but have come to us in new easy to use python packages.

https://github.com/jsvine/markovify

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markov_chain

Copyright © 2017 by Erick Ai Slippersan

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Christopher Barnes… Box Kick 23 & 25

 

Box Kick 23

…Hooks to berthing crank

And tether frames…

Worker Ant No.18 bumps polyethylene.

…Hooks to berthing crank
Jamthread reH5)t maF!eS

 

 

Box Kick 25

…Junk and repellence kit

With offsetting…

Worker Ant No.20 impales the conveyor belt.

…Junk and repellence bleedhiccup
Hiw” foF4<s TT8\

 

Some bio details: In 1998 I won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 200 I read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology ‘Titles Are Bitches’ Christmas 2001 I debuted at Newcastle’s famous Morden Tower doing a reading of my poems. Each year I read for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and I partook in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of my collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.
 
On Saturday 16Th August 2003 I read at the Edinburgh Festival as a Per Verse poet at LGBT Centre, Broughton St.
 
I also have a BBC web-page www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/gay.2004/05/section_28.shtml and http://www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/videonation/stories/gay_history.shtml (if first site does not work click on SECTION 28 on second site.
 
Christmas 2001 The Northern Cultural Skills Partnership sponsored me to be mentored by Andy Croft in conjunction with New Writing North. I   made a radio programme for Web FM community radio about my writing group. October-November 2005, I entered a poem/visual image into the art exhibition The Art Cafe Project, his piece Post-Mark was shown in Betty’s Newcastle. This event was sponsored by Pride On The Tyne. I made a digital film with artists Kate Sweeney and Julie Ballands at a film making workshop called Out Of The Picture which was shown at the festival party for Proudwords, it contains my poem The Old Heave-Ho. I worked on a collaborative art and literature project called How Gay Are Your Genes, facilitated by Lisa Mathews (poet) which exhibited at The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, including a film piece by the artist Predrag Pajdic in which I read my poem On Brenkley St. The event was funded by The Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Institute, Bio-science Centre at Newcastle’s Centre for Life. I was involved in the Five Arts Cities poetry postcard event which exhibited at The Seven Stories children’s literature building. In May I had 2006 a solo art/poetry exhibition at The People’s Theatre why not take a look at their website http://ptag.org.uk/whats_on/gallery/recent_exhbitions.htm
 
The South Bank Centre in London recorded my poem “The Holiday I Never Had”, I can be heard reading it on http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=18456

Copyright © 2016 by Christopher Barnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

David E. Howerton… –You’re what I scream about–

 

–You’re what I scream about–

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Copyright © 2016 by David E. Howerton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Barnes… 24 Sponge

 

24 Sponge

Cakes
With Tangy
Orange Filling
And Topped With
Dark Chocolate

 

Ingredients:
Orange Flavour Filling (37%)
Glucose-Fructose
Syrup, As Sugar Solution
(Sugar, Water)
Orange Juice Concentrate (1%),
Gelling
Agent

 

In 1998 I won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 200 I read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology ‘Titles Are Bitches’. Christmas 2001 I debuted at Newcastle’s famous Morden Tower doing a reading of my poems. Each year I read for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and I partook in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of my collection LOVEBITES published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.

Copyright © 2014 by Christopher Barnes