I have more new ideas from the Idea Factory. One is several pots or “stations” of stanzas, usually separated by a poem it could be, which is the artistic control left to the writer. The player would choose, and the game would be to put it together in a particular order or not, could set it up like a one-armed bandit…  Ghazals might be challenging. Villanelles also….and done something with it.

Another, more aggressive idea, and best if just one-click. Expletive generator app for whenever a pop-up, game, test, commercial offers or ad gets in your way of enjoying the Internet. First it removes ad, blocks others from same source, and sends a big Fuck Off! or whatever generated expletive back to the source…far enough back to find a human or Mark Zuckerberg if it all possible. How many days do you think it would last?

for pain room, 1 2 10

“Pain is always new to the sufferer, but loses its originality for those around him.”[1]


[1] Alphonse Daudet, La doulou: (la douleur), 1887-1895 (Paris: Librairie de France, 1930) p. 16; Julian Barnes (ed. and trans.) In the Land of Pain (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002) p. 19.



Victor Enns reads and writes poetry and fiction. Afghanistan Confessions, poems in the voice of Canadian soldiers, was published in 2014, boy in 2012. Lucky Man (2005) was nominated for the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year award.

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