Korsakoff's Paper Chain
Concentrated doses, poescapes in miniature.
The first delicious experiment undertaken by Dr Fulminare was the shrinkage of the modern poetry anthology, or treasury – ordinarily a plump loaf of a book – into a size that convenienced both the pocket and the resurgent trend for bonsai bookshelfs. New poems were commissioned, since few covering the topics of gaming and obaki-mono previously existed, and the series soon veered towards the experimental, with Korsakoff's Paper Chain being composed of a single text destroyed and remade repeatedly.
Poems at play with the field of electronic gaming, consisting of pastiche (Doom / Ted Hughes), concrete verse (Space Invaders), voice-mimicry (Portal) and others.
Poems on obaka-mono or Japanese folk monsters, demons and shapeshifters, with illustrations in a variety of styles.
Poems as spells, charms and curses, half-promising a variety of effects. Illustrated.
KORSAKOFF'S PAPER CHAIN
The text from a 1955 issue of Meccano magazine, remade into a poem after being savaged, then remade again after being torn apart, and a further eight times, all different poets.