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More odd machine poetry.

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Comment by Ian Bell on November 3, 2012 at 9:58am

19th century beat poetry! Where did that come from and who's Charley Fox?! 

Comment by Joel Hooks on November 3, 2012 at 10:13am

This is Charley Fox..

There are references to "Machine Poets" as being poets more concerned with the rules than the content.  I have suspected that the Minstrel version was burlesquing the pretension of poets.

Comment by John Masciale on November 3, 2012 at 10:33am

Charley Fox is one of the gentlemen on our wall.  Third down to the right.

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 3, 2012 at 12:52pm

He has some stuff in the Old Cremona Songster to his credit. I forget....did he work with Converse at some point?

Comment by Carl Anderton on November 3, 2012 at 12:54pm

Yes-- there is a  drawing in the Old Cremona Songster doing their Siamese twin act.

Comment by Tim Twiss 23 seconds agoDelete Comment

He has some stuff in the Old Cremona Songster to his credit. I forget....did he work with Converse at some point?

Comment by Ian Bell on November 3, 2012 at 1:10pm

Well - there's some fine conversational fodder for the two hour drive to the dance I'm playing tonight. Thanks gents.

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 3, 2012 at 1:14pm

So they would recite...then play.....over and over?

I'd love to hear it.

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