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Tristan Tzara

(1896 - 1963 / Moineşti / Romania)

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  • ''Thought is made in the mouth.''
    Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), Rumanian-born French Dada theorist. repr. In The Dada Painters and Poets, ed. Robert Motherwell (1951). "Dada Manifesto on Feeble Love and Bitter Love," sct. 4, La Vie des Lettres, no. 4 (Paris, 1921).
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To Make A Dadist Poem

Take a newspaper.
Take some scissors.
Choose from this paper an article the length you want to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Next carefully cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them all in a bag.
Shake gently.
Next take out each cutting one after the other.
Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag.
The poem will resemble you.

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