by Nathan Marsh in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Clearly Stated, a project of Ian Aleksander Adams and Josué Rivera, is both a literary publication and a collaborative game for the contributors. It’s like a word version of ‘exquisite corpse’: the first writer blindly hands over a block of text which omits all formatting (punctuation, line breaks, capital letters) for a second writer to arrange in the editing as creatively as they feel, with the exception that all the letters made remain in their original order.

In the last issue, #7, the folks running the zine chose instead to give their all their editors the same material, Frost’s iconic Road Not Taken. The experiment has had some pretty novel results.