Google Poetics

I am a bit late to discover this, but recently in doing some digging into posthuman poetry, I fell in love with the notion of the Google auto-complete poem. Here is my own personally created favourite:


I stumbled across the blog of Sampsa Nuotio, which he calls Google Poetics (no affiliation with the company). You have to read this site – in my opinion it is one of the simplest and yet best blogs on the internet. What immediately strikes me about this poetry, is that it truly does force us to pause and consider the various emphases that we place on our own artistic creations. Most of these poems, in true posthumanist style, have no author but google’s simple general ai, and the human component (the person who began a search) is arbitrary and in some cases perhaps irrelevant. What do you think? I had a good deal of fun coming up with a whole plethora of these. I might even put together a themed poetry chapbook and try to publish it. Take a look and enjoy:


Africa is Ai ai2 Antarctica should Aliens4 Aliens3 Aliens2 Aliens Australia bring me a Broke Cambodia Can anybody g Can I Stretch Can I stop Can I fold Can I bring Can I do Can you grip Can you grow Can you s- Can you show Can You Stop Say- China Cannibalism Canada wants Canada 3 Can't you



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