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For the curious, the writing style is an example of "oulipo", where literature is considered a game of language rather than a means of representing the world and usually involves some form of mathematics or numbers to create art.
One can have ten or twelve of these interests and not bring about the kind of diversity that you might see from someone who is really into one relatively esoteric thing like, say, an oulipo fanatic.
Kevin Barnes began the decade as a purveyor of twee-ish ornate oulipo-ian pop songs which would have put him on the list anyway.
I was with fellow poet Christan Bok who had much to say about Place, the press, and the upcoming n/oulipo publication a compendium of the noulipo conference.
Queen of the Moon is a story I wrote as an oulipo sort of exercise that some friends and I did late last fall, for which the limitations were: short story of less than 2000 words, fits the description "sci fi ghost story," done by Friday.
Drunkenboat 8 is almost ready to go live...there are two features, one folio of Canadian arts & letters edited by yours truly and a fabulous oulipo folio that I'm sure will be a great online resource.
"how dare you" finger at the whole notion of the abridged and the censure … but the genius is that it is beautiful, weird, and something like a jackson mac low or oulipo project … beautiful!
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