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An Experiment

in Fractal Poetics 

Fractals are self-similar shapes that recur in ever smaller versions of themselves in a balance of order and variability (think cauliflower). The pleasure that humans feel when they see fractals in nature is of interest to us as poets. Is it possible for poets to write fractal poems?

p0_EM Stein1

p0_EM Stein1 was the first Poetry Plasmid DNA Extraction experiment that Cathenka-Willitts carried out in March 2018. It used Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons as source 'cells' and produced the very first batch of poetry plasmid.


Read the poetic essay which explains our 

experiment  below.

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