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Ken Hunt - Space Administration & Daisy Knell

Space Administration & Daisy Knell are companion pieces; both created through text erasures of voice transcripts from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. Readers will be reminded of crackling exchanges between astronauts & mission control on old, grainy TV footage: some of it inaudible, the rest largely inaccessible to the non-technician, yet to these ears more deserving of the name 'poetry' than much of what the literary world has to offer. However, what passes before our eyes, as already hinted, is not so much re-enactment as a deliberate plundering & re-purposing of the record. 

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Date: 6 August 2014

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