New Word Order

"In the gaming environment of New Word Order: Basra, the player is invited to read, explore, and destroy words taken from a Billy Collins' poem, sample lines of which read, 'walk inside the poem's room/ and feel the walls for a light switch. They begin beating it with a hose/ to find out what it really means.' If interpretation itself disfigures poetic language, then the player of New Word Order: Basra makes that violence literal by using an arsenal of weapons (including a crow bar) to disfigure and reconfigure the words of Collins' poem." -- From Electronic Literature Collection, Volume Two

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The Iowa Review Web

Published in 2006 by The Iowa Review Web in Volume 8, Issue 3.

This copy was given to the Electronic Literature Lab by Lynne Nugent at the Iowa Review in Summer 2016. Copy media format: web.

PUBLICATION TYPE

Journal

ORIGINAL URL

http://iowareview.uiowa.edu/TIRW/september06/baldwin/nwo.html