“She was there to promote Acorn (OR Books), a small book that is a strange compendium of both imagistic poems and instructions. Ono originally wrote Acorn in 2008, on the recommendation that she try her hand at blogging. For those familiar with her book Grapefruit from 1964, it’s not that dissimilar in tone. Ono says she was inspired to write when she learned about the fading attention spans of academics in the digital age. ‘These days they can’t read a whole book,’ she said. ‘Their brains aren’t set up that way.’ Acorn, she claims, is easier on the eyes. “It’s a kind of reading material for the future because you don’t have to read ten paragraphs,” she said. ‘It explains the universe in those short lines.'”

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