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The New Studio 54

My site Poetry, by Google Voice is becoming a bit of a celebrity hotspot lately.  If you haven’t been following, maybe some of these big names will get you over there:

The Oakland Readings

My friends Moira, Richard and Seth decided to host an impromptu reading for Google Voice this past weekend in Oakland, California.  The results are excellent: nearly 3 weeks of new content at Poetry, by Google Voice.

Several of those readings are already posted, including work by Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss.

Fun With Google Voice (Continued) →

I sent a Kurt Schwitters performance to Google Voice.  It tried.  It really tried.

Poetry, by Google Voice →

I’m still updating Poetry, by Google Voice with new content.  In addition to welcoming readers to call and read me a poem, I’ve also begun feeding recordings to Google Voice, as well as having my laptop read to it.

Poetry, by Google Voice

I started a new Tumblr blog today, and I wanted to share it with you in the hopes that you’ll participate.  It is linked above, and here.

I’ve always been amused by Google Voice translations.  Considering how poor they are, it’s hard not to be.  But it’s always fascinated me how these translations have come to be known as “Google Voice Poetry.”  It certainly reflects the larger public’s view of poetry: that it’s messy, obtuse and essentially broken English.

I thought it might be fun to turn that idea on its head by reading poems to Google Voice, then posting the “translations” to the new blog.  Will they be beautiful?  Broken?  Something else entirely?

There’s only one way to find out.  Pick a poem, then leave me a voicemail at this number: (215) 821-7461.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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