Several pages of poems written by John Asbery typed as one continuous text and put through a computer program (Neil J. Rubenking's 'Brekdown' ) to re-assemble in a different form. Both the title and the author's name are anagrams of John Asbery .
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'BrekDown' is a text analysis and text generation program written in Turbo Pascal for IBM-compatible personal computers, devised in 1985 by the San Francisco programmer Neil J. Rubenking. 'Brekdown' can also blend the styles of two or more texts, and reconstruct a text with the characteristics of this blended style.
The article is accompanied by two examples of this 'robot poetry' - 'What Mortal End' and 'Her Shy Banjo' derived from the works of Matthew Arnold and John Ashbery respectively. Both the titles of these poems and the names of their authors are anagrams of the real poets' names. John Tranter has also written seven prose pieces using this technique, in each case blending two writers into one new creature. They appear in Different Hands (1998).