Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The poetry bug

A poet is trying to encode his work in the DNA of a bacterium. 'If it works, his poem could outlast the human race'. It really will be in his immortal words.

But the lengths people have to go to nowadays to get published! We're not told whether it will rhyme. I also wonder whether evolutionary processes may result in the bacterium eventually containing the entire works of Shakespeare.

3 comments:

worm said...

cool!!!

dearieme said...

"Life's slim volume
Spirally bound"

Do you like Les Murray?

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3201108/Cell-DNA

Gaw said...

Didn't know much about him until I came across him here:

http://zmkc.blogspot.com/2010/03/go-murray.html.

Now I'm looking forward to getting to know him.