SYSTEMS by Robert R. Thurman
“In Systems we have little machines that are poems without recourse to the word: assemblages of geometric forms, numerals and letters that suggest irresolvable combinations and purposeful relations without adding up to any lexemes as neat as their compositional precision intimates and invites. Thurman’s precision-engineered poetic gadgets seem always on the verge of a hypnotizing flywheel animation; they are only locked in place until the reader engages them, disengaging the safety of composition with the recklessness we call reading.” — Craig Dworkin
Robert R. Thurman is an artist, musician and poet. His work has appeared in such publications as 3:AM Magazine, Columbia Journal, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine the Arts and Humanities, Rune: The MIT Journal of Arts and Letters and Exquisite Corpse.