A Sestina About Copyright

Last week Boing Boing published a sestina I wrote earlier this year on the subject of copyright.

I'm thrilled about this and hope you will check it out: http://boingboing.net/2014/10/30/copyright-redux.html.

626px-Sestina_system_alt.svgWhat is a sestina? It is a verse form involving a patterned repetition of the same six words. This chart, credited on Wikipedia to Phil Wink, explains the pattern.

As you can imagine, the sestina as a structure requires copying; as a poetic practice, it demands of the practitioner the audacity to remix and engage in transformative use in transparent ways.

Sestinas are all about copyright!


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