The Tristan Tzara Arcade

Cut-up poetry pieces of ancient text that are designed to be read and forgotten

Verse (Jigsaw) Cut-ups

  • An elegy composed with words from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Charles Baudelaire.

  • A Cut-up on Thoughts of memories which ebb becoming echoes composed with words from William Wordsworth and Charles Algernon Swinburne.

  • This piece was composed with words from Edgar Poe, John Keats, and Percy Bysshe Shelley après Charles Baudelaire with the method employed by Tristan Tzara.

Automated Cut-ups

  • 'On Beauty Elegiac' was composed of lines as found in Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (1816) by Percy Bysshe Shelley; Hymn to Proserpine (1866) by Alergnon Charles Swinburne; and, Lumen (1866) by Camille Flammarion with annotations by the authour.

  • Hymn to Imponderable' was composed of lines as found in Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (1816) by Percy Bysshe Shelley; and, L'Orgie Parisienne, Ophélie and Bal des Pendus (1871) by Arthur Rimbaud.

  • Valentines' Bitters Cure was composed of lines (1850-1900) found in divers ephemera from the Library of Congress.

  • The Sea-Nymph's Ball was as composed of titles and lyric-pieces [from sheet music (1850-1920) Historic American Sheet Music from Duke University].

  • The Fairest Votary of the Flesh as composed is found to include lines from William Shakespeare's 154th sonnet (1609) and Soleil et Chair (1870) by Arthur Rimbaud].

  • The Voyage of Charon on the Sea of Tranquility; and, the fortunes that befell him before a Ferryman he became' is a poem written from lines by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats.

  • On a Summer Night may be found to include lines from William Shakespeare's 18th sonnet (1609) and Voyelle (1870) by Arthur Rimbaud.

  • The Sleeping Beauty [has been found to include lines from William Shakespeare's 26th sonnet (1609) and Being Beauteous (1886) by Arthur Rimbaud].