electronic poems] are as disturbing as they are charming."
". . . the
movement of the text . . . the passionate sadness and the playfulness combine to create
this effective and moving word collage."
--Maria Mazziotti Gillan
". . . a virtuoso combination of [Kendall's] poetry
and programming . . . very compelling."
--George Landow, Hypertext 2.0
"It gives the reader a wonderfully high
level of choice and interactivity without diminishing the vision and voice
of the poet."
"The nimbleness of thought and word play
necessary to create this construction is an elegant counterpoint to the
weight and sheer sadness of a love affair gone wrong"
||A Life Set for Two is a book-length hypertext excursion into the dynamic
processes of thought and memory. The appetites of regret, bitterness, desire, and
nostalgia feed on ruminations in the poem's Café Passé. As the reader interacts
with these reflections, they in turn interact with each other, morphing within their
Review of A
Life in Perihelion, (Fall
Review of A Life
in Switched-on Gutenberg (Vol.
3, #1, Fall/Winter 1997)
Words and Mirrors:
Confessions of an Electronic Poet (author's introduction to A Life)
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A Life Set for Two is part of The Eastgate Quarterly Review of Hypertext,
Vol. 2, No. 4 (which also includes Richard Smyth's hypertext Genetis: A Rhizography).
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An excerpt from an early version of this work is available in Volume 21 of The Little Magazine, which was
published on CD-ROM.
Author's Writings about A Life Set for Two
Mind as Poem: A Life Set for Two (Leonardo, June 1997)
Hypertextual Dynamics in A Life Set for Two
(Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Hypertext, Washington, DC, 1996)
Discussion in Writing for the New Millennium: The
Birth of Electronic Literature (Poets & Writers Magazine, Nov./Dec. 1995)