Poetry Issue 20

ISSUE 20:1 : JANUARY-JUNE 2014

Raymond John de Borja

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Note on the composition

The 15 sections of the serial poem correspond to the 15 sections of Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art....” Each section of the serial poem is an erasure of a homophonic translation of Benjamin’s “Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit.” The homophonic translation was carried out using Ipad Notes app’s speech-to-text function.

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