Uncertain Giver Wit: A Poem Inspired by Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing

A nebulae lacing flag,

Rafted into morns: be merry yet ploy.

Rename fresh thing,

Far seer whom rewind shot.

Convicting Ms. No:

Lab we Wily,  budged the Jest.

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4 thoughts on “Uncertain Giver Wit: A Poem Inspired by Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing”

  1. This “poem” is actually recreated using a single sentence from Goldsmith’s text:

    “If all language can be transformed into poetry by merely reframing… then she who reframes words in the most convincing way will be judged the best.” (10)

    I broke this sentence into short phrases and plugged each one into an anagram website.

  2. Is there a repurposed text in this class? Thanks for this experiment, Janel. I think what you’ve ended up with is only an okay-ish poem, but more to the point, a very interesting experiment in Goldsmithian methods and aesthetics. I look forward to talking about this in class!

    Joe

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