Titular Aids

I’ve been reading through the work of the Canadian poet bpNichol lately, and in the midst of my rummaging through his diverse creative output, I stumbled upon his “Device for Generating a Contemporary Essay Title.” It shows us Nichol at his most Oulipian. It’s also an amusing picture–as Nichol understood–of the state of the discourse circa 1980. In a lovely Nicholian twist, the generator takes form of a postcard so that one could share the fun with friends. I offer it now for readers’ delight and, for students, aid: Now,…