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By Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters are addressed, with simply exceptions, to Sylvia Plath, the yankee poet to whom he used to be married. They have been written over a interval of greater than twenty-five years, the 1st many years after her suicide in 1963, and signify Ted Hughes's simply account of his courting with Plath and of the mental drama that led either to the writing of her maximum poems and to her dying. The publication turned an immediate bestseller on its booklet in 1998 and gained the ahead Prize for Poetry within the comparable 12 months.

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Hollow, addle, deep, empty. 2. ): a) futile, vain, void, insignificant, trivial. b) cavernous. Taking this exploration of the virtual architecture of the letter further, I created “IO” (1990), a three-dimensional navigational poem. In this piece the letters/numbers I and O appear as elements of an imaginary landscape. IO means “I” in Italian. In this piece it can also give rise to other readings, as the binary pair one/zero, for example. The reader is invited to explore the space (up/down, left/right, forward/backward) created by the stylized letters and experience it both as an abstract environment and as a visual text.

Coverley and Stephanie Strickland, “To Be Here as Stone Is”, Riding the Meridian, vol. htm . 21. M. D. Coverley and Stephanie Strickland, “Errand Upon Which We Came”, Cauldron & Net, vol. htm . 22. htm. 23. 12. 24. 1409; Norman M. 36–40. 25. 44. 26. 38. 27. 38. 28. Ibid. 29. Ibid. 30. Ibid. 31. Sean Cubitt, “Multimedia” in Unspun: Key Concepts for Understanding the World Wide Web, ed. Thomas Swiss, New York University Press, 2000, p. 172. 32. Damion Searls, “Bringing the Poem to Life: An Interview with John Felstiner”, Poetry Flash 275 (January-February 1998), p.

Five: Neuro-cognitive Shifts: Seeing the Wave Through the Particle22 The flow of waves and of particles, the scan constantly sweeping down over the screen/over the eye, cutting it off, setting a rhythm of passes, shifts us toward an older information-processing pattern, holistic pattern-recognition, away from our newer accomplishment, sequential analysis. Sequential analysis had allowed us to become adroit at anticipation, not be trapped the same way twice, and now sequential analysis is relocated to the writing and execution of code.

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