AR Kinsella

Master of Fine Arts in Writing

These collision poems were generated by two spoken word records: Jesse Jackson’s 1984 DNC address, “Our Time Has Come”, and “The Hour of The Witch”, a witch’s instructional recording by Gundella The Witch. First, the audio was fed into editing software through a mixer. Next, the two tracks were mixed into one, exported at many different audio qualities, and uploaded to an online transcription software service, which produced the text. Finally, the text was minimally altered by the poet and arranged into different forms on the basis of the audio quality of the original file associated with each poem: in this case, one poem uses 8 line stanzas (8 kbps) and the other uses 56 line stanzas (56 kbps).