Technique Dada Cut-Up Burroughs

Poetry, Writing Advice

to-make-a-dadaist-poem-by-tristan-tzaraThe idea for this post came while watching an episode of Luther. In one scene, Luther has spread crime photos across the floor. A detective enters, asking why the mess. Luther says he’s using the David Bowie decoupage technique. (I’m roughly paraphrasing, so forgive any inexactness.)

Ah-ha! I thought. The old William S. Burroughs cut-up technique! Was Bowie really a practitioner?

I ran to the internet to verify that Bowie was, in fact, a cutter-upper, and then to see his application, if possible.

My haiku at ThreeLinePoetry.com

Poetry

Overwhelmed by stress? Why not take a moment to read haikus (including one of mine) at ThreeLinePoetry.com?

My piece is in current issue #41, and reads:

Courage is no mask
Fabricated by the mind
But the heart’s whisper

Very grateful to TLP for including my work!

If enjoying some tightly crafted verse doesn’t relieve what ails ya, why not pen some of your own in the comments section below?