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Parasitsonetterne – Book cover, Gyldendal

Martin Andersen’s Parasitsonetterne (The Parasitic Sonnets) derives its name from the book’s parasitic relationship to one of modern Danish poetry’s seminal works, Inger Christensen’s Sommerfugledalen – et requiem (“Butterfly Valley: A Requiem”). It explores the book, generating computational poetry from it.

The dust jacket (above) features a butterfly with a machine-like attachment – an illustration of the book as a technical parasite on Butterfly Valley. The hard cover (below) shows one of the book’s many diagrams, using the palette from the dust cover’s butterfly.

Published by Gyldendal, 2017. Edited by Janne Breinholt Bak.


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