William S. Burroughs Tells the Story of How He Started Writing with the Cut-Up Technique

In late 1920, the Dadaist writer Tristan Tzara wrote “dada manifesto on feeble love and bitter love,” which included a section called “To Make a Dadaist Poem,” and it gave these instructions: Take a newspaper. Take some scissors. Choose from this paper an article of the length you want to make your poem. Cut out … Continue reading William S. Burroughs Tells the Story of How He Started Writing with the Cut-Up Technique