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"I am striving to produce an immortal artifact in the face of our own inevitable extinction"

Christian Bök
Christian Bök is an experimental poet. His book Eunoia, in which each chapter is restricted to the use of a single vowel, won the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2002. Bök is currently working on an eleven-year-long project, set to be completed in 2014, to create an example of living poetry by encoding verse into a DNA sequence. DNA sequence is implanted into an organism with the aim of triggering the creation of a corresponding protein, which, when decoded, becomes a verse created by the organism.

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