The Philosophy of Punctuation

I got jubilat 20 in the mail yesterday–it’s a great issue that includes Abraham Burickson, Shannon Burns, Ewa Chrusciel, Julia Cohen, CAConrad, Eduardo C. Corral, Nick Demske, Jennifer Denrow, Dot Devota, Sandra Doller, Ben Fama, Sarah Gambito, Peter Gizzi, Jody Gladding, R.B. Glaser, Kimiko Hahn, Thaddeus William Harris, Matthea Harvey, Brian Henry, Kevin Holden, Devin, Johnston, Saeed Jones, Brett Fletcher Lauer, Joseph O. Legaspi, Lesle Lewis, Timothy Liu, Roger Reeves, Pam Rehm, Anne Marie Rooney, Michael D. Snediker, Brian Kim Stefans, Aleš Šteger, Mark Strand, Mathias Svalina, Paige Taggert, Michelle Taransky, James Tate, Dara Wier, L. Lamar Wilson, Lesley Yalen, and Jeffrey Yang.

There’s also an excerpt from the beginning of my long poem The Philosophy of Decompostion/Re-composition as Explanation: A Poe and Stein Mash-up.  Interestingly, when I initially got the page proofs as a PDF file,  I couldn’t view them properly, and I would get the following error message: “Cannot extract the embedded font ‘NMAJMS+AJensonPro-Regular’. Some characters may not display or print correctly.”  The characters were displayed like this:

It seemed to me almost like an unintentional conceptual work, a work of experimental typography.  I call it “The Philosophy of Punctuation.”

~ by Michael Leong on November 19, 2011.

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