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Stephen Komarnyckyj

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A load of bollocks ?

By Steve Komarnyckyj, Jul 2 2014 03:01PM

I recently played a recording of one of my poems, A Song of Exile, through transcription software. The text which emerged bore no relation to the original, perhaps because the software could not interpret my hybrid Yorkshire Ukrainian accent. There were fragments of the source spliced with random words, the syntax wrenched out of shape. It was a kind of anti poem, defying meaning and yet evocative of the swirl of perception and thought of raw experience. I split the text into two pieces which have been published in 3am magazine here . The work hovers on the brink of cohesion and continuously upsets the reader's expectations while being able to support many different kinds of meaninglessness. Or to put it more simply it's utter bollocks (?)



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