finding by erasing

July 6, 2017

If you’re interested in found poetry, here’s a project that is generating a lot of buzz: Erasing Infinite, in which poet Jenni B. Baker creates erasure poetry from David Foster Wallace’s 1079-page book Infinite Jest (Little, Brown, 1996), one page at a time.

Learn more by visiting the Erasing Infinite site, reading this article from PBSNewsHour, and liking the Erasing Infinite page on Facebook.

For another page-at-a-time project, see Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page by Matt Kish (Tin House, 2011).

now sounding

March 25, 2016

Moby Dick Big Read

It’s been several years since we mentioned Moby-Dick Big Read and it definitely seems worth a reminder. Out of a symposium convened in 2011 at Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, UK, by artist Angela Cockayne and writer Philip Hoare was born an online version of Melville’s epic tome, each of the book’s 135 chapters read aloud by voices celebrated and unknown and broadcast online, public and freely accessible. With readers from Tilda Swinton to Mary Oliver, each chapter is accompanied by a piece of artwork.

Listen at Moby Dick Big Read, read along with your copy of the book, or, as you listen, look at Moby-Dick through the eyes of artist Matt Kish, whose book Moby-Dick in Pictures (Tin House 2011) offers an illustration for every page of the original book.