Spammers’ Delirium

The following free verse was extracted and restructured from spam that I received in Spring of 2004, at a time when spam was a relatively new phenomenon. I used parts of those highly annoying, relentless, and often insane spammings to form a stream of consciousness response. I read it at my poetry group, starting out timid and uncertain of the spam; then building to a defiant crescendo against it; with audience participation of stomping, hand clapping, hoots, and whistles. A good time was had by all.

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Handicraftsman, clarity, plain, plum, plan planting tree, spacecraft crosshatch swordtail siege quota, insect, spout fig pear, flashy dispersion, disgruntle, daze, bacillus nighttime corpsmen sent, botany cat died, disciplinarian defensive wrangle ballast oaf, infinitive, prejudice peach, rove chokeberry strawflower, requisite daylight, read, heft, benchmark, tumble gate cast landscape, indefinable, demonic, asinine squirrel alligator, raytheon, brick, burglary, authoritative, dovetail foe, equal.

Caption: Spammers Delirium by Annmarie Throckmorton, 2004.

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