WordArt by Matt Margo
Matt Margo: the man, myth, and legend behind ‘Cormac McCarthy’s Dead Typewriter’ come out with WordArt. What is WordArt? This follows in the vein of what he usually does: moving text around into itself. Matt explores what happens when words combine. It does not even have to be words: it can be scribbles, asemic writing, whatever he feels like. Rarely do I get to witness one of Matt’s true masterpieces. Usually Matt presents these masterpieces to a select, small audience. With ‘WordArt’, he reaches out to the furthest depths of the internet.
Coolness is explored. Everything and nothing intersect. I say everything and nothing is the same thing. After a while you longer can measure cool. Sexuality intersexuality intertextuality forms. The words are red to indicate true love for the form. Feel bad about the ghost of my unwritten novel. I only got to 17K words. I failed. I miss my failed novel, hanging out on my hard drive, alone with no friends. Horses are total whores. That’s why horses are put out to stud. All they have to do is procreate. I want that life. He swags out with cloud words. Cloud words float above us. Humanity cannot comprehend the many word fonts and styles we can write. Technology makes this possible. Hope one day we can create word rain clouds for drought-stricken areas.
Right into the page we see carved words. It scares me. Did the chapbook carve words into itself? This is a chapbook self-consciousness of its own existence. About time America created a sentient chapbook. He holds coughed hands. He soars. Homes welcome him. Wonder if any of them are his home. Everything crosses everything across the page. Please do not put your tongue between scissors. That is a bad idea. I want you to be safe from harm. Dreams are shared. Sunsets give you cancer. Sunsets are too beautiful for this ugly world. Every time I see a sunset I hope they represent just a fraction of the beauty we’ll see with the end of the world. Matt focuses on Earth’s nougat core. Poor Earth will one day be gone. Why rob trees? Trees are terrific according to those ‘Earth Day’ ads. Matt disappears into a bunch of porcelain birds coming out of your chest.
Words are the new art. Get involved. Start using words in your day to day life. You’ll be amazed at how words can help you succeed at life. No more grunts, now you will command true respect from your peers. If you look knowing glances, try words!