The Viridian "Embrace the Decay" Contest has a winner!
Note these spectacular entries by
David Nelson Epstein, Duncan Stewart, Monty
Zukowski, and Aubrey LaPuerta. http://www.levitated.net/sterling/contest/index.html
Viridian Contest Judge Lola Brine mellifluously remarks:
gets my vote.
so smoothly, like a fluid spill,
like time lapse in summer,
a winner with his conscious
technical merit alone.
"This decay, growth instead,
reminding me of something inside my head
== of critical
analysis of text:
"the way it sumptuously,
takes a mere
scan of a text
and sprouts tangential assertions
line and angle.
"And from every noun, from every cultural observation...
in a self-asserting stroke of genius masturbation,
it grows stems
and thickens them into trunks
of intellectual ballet and philosophical gunk,
which departs so utterly
from the text at hand
strangling the life from the author's gest,
for the critic's best,
"the text becoming
a brick wall in effect,
a blackened host,
for a parasitic, narcissistic
growth of a boast.
"A flagrant display of literature's helpless decay,
in the mind of the reader who reads words into words
into historical relevance
and theoretical smegma,
"'Death to the Author'
the fractals declare.
"Yes this is my choice:
embrace Monty, the winner!"