Here is the agenda for increasing this site’s excitement level

  1. Audio book of recent works
  2. Audio book of book one
  3. Re-publish book one on Amazon

This is what we will do never do

ChaosAndMatter.com is 100% human derived poetry.

I will never use AI to write poetry, here. Poetry is already a dinosaur and it is not that AI can not write poetry, it is just a different form of painting and the results should never supplant our own ingenuity. AI has other uses like making educational examination pointless.

A singular exception was using a thesaurus on one poem (https://www.chaosandmatter.com/nature-of-it/) as an experiment. I am in two minds about it. My words are not choices but usually ‘streaming’, I just write and do not think I want to edit most of the time. Strangely: meaning, clarity and meter have taken a backseat to imagery, assonance and resonance – maybe these choices can fluctuate in postmodern frenzied vectors or perhaps they have stabilised and defined something that changes like a snake finding a path through gorse. AI may be technically better, but in conversations with it, I have found no friend, a lot of false kindness and a vague gift of the gab but it is not real knowledge it is imparting, it is what it can find and dress up as a construction of billions of ideas at its disposal. It is a grand rapid jigsaw that pieces together a possible group of words that usually are structured to hell and rhyme with slime and wants you to think it sublime. AI does not write with philosophy, it uses a different toolset for its thinking. Which is why I believe the AI poetry is in fact the exact reverse of poetry. It is not an accumulation of rules with an ever growing resource of everything our minds publish. Poetry is not so much concerned with what we have already said. Sure, there is a place for referential or reverential verse: but there are places for every variety as there are writers.

There are billions of poets waiting to be heard. I hope to express myself and not construct poetry itself, but my technical practise allows me to utilise technology like a spacesuit, isolated from the art but enable me to experiment.

Poetry is not important but it exists. If you can enter this world, it is like living in five dimensions (I am assuming the fourth dimension to be time, which poetry merely nibbles at.