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Poetry. Cross-genre. HEATH (PLAGIARISM/OUTSOURCE) exists somewhere between a Project Gutenberg version of Samul Pepys Diary and a minute-to-minute news feed and blog of Heath Ledger's death. Sad, appropriated, lyrical and confused, the book contains a brief history of recent performance art, a legal defense of plagiarism, the diary of a poetry workshop at the Asian America ...more
Paperback, 86 pages
Published January 5th 2009 by Zasterle Press
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This cross-genre text simulates the reading environment of the Internet and calls into question the notion of authorship. Lin presents appropriated text and images that visually reference the Web, and challenges the reader (perhaps viewer or book-surfer is more appropriate) with a difficult entry point into the text. The art director, Danielle Aubert notes in the back of the book that Lin did the design work in Microsoft Word. “The text is set in Courier except where text was imported directly f ...more