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April 27, 2019
THE ORCHESTRA OF THE HEMISPHERES IN CONCERT BY JOEL ALLEGRETTI
April 30, 2019

PRE-PROGRAMMED PROMPTS: POETRY BY ELIZABETH YORK DICKINSON

Pre-Programmed Prompts (prompts found on the Internet and in the Dictionary)
Your drafts folder
is empty.
Empty: air in
enclosed space
This message has
no subject.
Subject: form
a basic thought
Do you want
to send it?
Send: force to go
Pending,
Weak or no connection:
Delivered.
Weak: liable
to yield
If you have not received a reply,
please check spam folder.
Spam: disruptive
message
No Mail.
No: a negative
No Mail.
No: a negative
“What’s on your mind?”
Mind: the element
that feels
Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox
is not monitored
and you
will not receive a response.
Monitored: something that serves
to give warning
“What’s happening?”
What: request
Recipients mailbox is full,
User error.
User: the enjoyment
of property

Elizabeth York Dickinson received her MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has work published or forthcoming in Picaroon Poetry, Moonchild Magazine, Rhythm ‘N Bones, Ghost City Press, Riggwelter, and Ink in Thirds, among others. She currently resides in Evanston, Illinois. Follow her on Twitter @aworldwanderer.