Internet Magic Turns Everyday Speech Into Bizarre Poetry

Kenneth Goldsmith is known for obsessive, unusual works, like recording a year’s worth of traffic and weather reports and publishing them in surprisingly interesting books. But his off-the-wall project we love the most is an online text archive called "Soliloquy," which houses every word spoken by Goldsmith over an eight-hour period every day for one week. Scroll over any part of the screen to experience bizarre little poetic fragments (“I don’t know, you know, strawberries are usually so lousy”) and Goldmith's slightly irritating range of reference — from ABC No Rio to ZTerm. For the complete text, check out the book, published by Granary.


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