i have lost the best poem i've never written.
it was epic. it was firstperson
and secondperson.

it was totally rad.
i confessed
& resolved
all crisis.

responds to : " the poetry editor likes your stuff "

if found : please take the time to plagiarize it properly.

( like 'pataplagiary or something, y'know ? )

- you've seen this before -

- vord woid -

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pierre alechinsky sa...

"On getting to
the bottom
of the page,
does it happen
that you ask yourself :

but waht have I just read?

And to reply :

I must have been thinking
of something else.

On rereading,
a further regret :

what something else?"

autho unknowd sa...

We use Plagiarism® to critically expose that we have become what we have. What does it mean to "own" an idea? The Tape-beatles maintain that this is symptomatic of a diseased culture and like to quote Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States:

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

The much-touted idea of "originality" is deeply suspect when, for the past fifty years the art world has been hurling insults at the public, and being very "original" in doing so. It isn't sufficient just to be original -- that's actually quite easy --- the important thing is to be honest and give something useful to society. (Of course, they probably won't accept it.)

the world is new

"Art must always emphasise the 'individuality' of ownership and creation. Plagiarism, by contrast, is rooted in social process, communality, and a recognition that society is far more than the sum of individuals (both past and present) who constitute it. In practice, social development has always been based on plagiarism (one has only to observe children to realise that advancement is 99% imitation), but this reality is mystified by the ideology of 'art'. Art itself is based on pictorial traditions built up over thousands of years, and yet art historians and critics always focus on the very minor, usually negligible, 'innovations' of each 'individual' artist."

This text may be freely reproduced, translated or adapted, even without mentioning the source.

AUT: Re: poetry & plagarism

To help you recognize what plagiarism looks like and what strategies you can use to avoid it, select one of the following links or scroll down to the appropriate topic.

* How to Recognize Unacceptable and Acceptable Paraphrases
o An Unacceptable Paraphrase
o An Acceptable Paraphrase
o Another Acceptable Paraphrase
* Plagiarism and the World Wide Web
* Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism
* Terms You Need to Know (or What is Common Knowledge?)

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin

Steal from everyone and copy no one. (Charles Movalli)

Here is the novelist Julian Barnes, commenting in 1997 on the Swift/Faulkner furore:

"When Brahms wrote his first symphony, he was accused of having used a big theme from Beethoven's Ninth. His reply was that any fool could see that."

By modern standards, many grand figures are among the culpable: Picasso was so notorious that younger artists desperately kept their new work away from him, because he would re-work their ideas in days; George Harrison was successfully sued for plagiarism after he wrote "My Sweet Lord". No less upright a figure than T.S. Eliot grandly declared that "immature poets imitate; mature poets steal"; no less venerable a personage than Martin Luther King was caught out borrowing a sizeable chunk of his doctoral thesis.

Utopian Plagiarism

Similarly, when Cooke accuses Pope of having 'purloin'd from the immortal dead' (Battel of the Poets, ii. 73), it is likely that he has the Homeric translations chiefly in view. Of course, the notion that Pope in translating Homer was in some way stealing from him was added to by the suspicion that Pope had also stolen from the efforts of his collaborators, William Broome and Elijah Fenton, to whom much of the translation of the Odyssey had been entrusted. Leonard Welsted imagines Pope withdrawing to his seat at Twickenham, this having been funded by the efforts of 'half-paid drudging Broome',

There to stale, stol'n, stum crambo bid adieu,
And sneer the fops that thought thy crambo new. (28)

This is dangerous territory upon which to tread, particularly when critics of religion have been murdered for daring to suggest that a sacred text might not be quite as sacred as religious followers believe it to be. Take for example the murder of Theo Van Gogh on the streets of Amsterdam for producing his movie on "Submission" [the literal meaning of "Islam"], a film which graphically investigated the Qur'anic injunction to Muslim men to "scourge" or "beat" unruly wives (Qur'an, Surah 4:34). The images of the Qur'an portrayed on a woman's body in this film, and the mockery made of the teachings, inflamed tensions across religious lines in the Netherlands, tensions which still simmer even today.

Varieties of Plagiary and Pathological Commonalities Across Categories of Plagiary

mike cannell sa...


you never cease to impress.

troylloyd sa...