Markovian Parallax Generate: On digital writing and poetics

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Markovian Parallax Generate is the digital poetics and process blog of Eric Scovel, poet and aspiring programmer. The blog focuses on three things primarily: 1) programs and other computer-designed interfaces for generating poetry or assisting in the writing process; 2) the application of these programs as exemplified in my writings done in collaboration with them; and 3) notes on poetics, reviews, and plugs for related websites.

The Programs

There are also several pages which provide links to digital writing programs, including installation and operating instructions. As of Summer 2009, the Mchain (0.2 and 0.3) and Gnoetry programs are the only ones addressed here in any detail, and both are available to download and install on this website via the links above.

There are plenty of examples of poems written with Gnoetry (known by some as gnoems), authored by myself and others, freely available at Beard of Bees Press’s Gnoetry page.

Feel free to e-mail me ( with any questions or comments. Any feedback you give on the programs or my guides would be greatly appreciated.

The Author


A recent graduate of the MFA program in poetry at Purdue University, Eric Scovel is originally from Polo, Illinois, a small town (pop. 2600) in the Northwest corner of that state. He still resides in Lafayette, IN, and is seeking gainful employment at the moment and preparing for his wedding this Winter.

His personal blog is what light already light. He may be contacted at

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  1. Matheedubbas said, on December 8, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    Check my site:

    I have made an implementation on SQL Server and C# that will render
    webpages with markov-linked content. I would like to do the same with
    MIDI. Anyone go any Ideas for an application ?



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