Speech-To-Text Poetry Experiments created by Jason Nelson


Poetry from Media Filtered through Speech-to-Text Software

Digital Poetry




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Using speech to text software trained to my scratchy and yet (in the afternoon) velvety voice, I process the worlds of media (movies, radio, music, crowds, the ocean). The software, as all technology, is an imperfect and jealous lover that misunderstands explosions, or ambient noise as text, and retranslates the sounds and dialogues, finds hidden words beneath what we (and it) hears. Think of the process as an interpretive dance, a jittery technological oracle for our electronic boxes that shine out uncertain media prophets. These poems are the first in a series of noise to poetics experiments.

The Rules

Once the raw text file was generated from the source (recording the movies, radio programs and on and on) I recreated the text into a poetic form. All text stayed in the same order, but words were removed, lines broken, enjambment toyed. And the only text additions allowed were a few prepositions or conjunctions, the occasional plural/possessive, some grammar wrecking punctuation and a titling system to give the whole chaotic swagger a bit more framework.






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everyone was a phone, a failed oxidation, a concrete bowl.

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    Every Twenty Seconds: Part Two:  (The sounds and dialogues of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio filtered/translated through a ‘speech to text’ program and then carved into poetry.)
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    1.1: Desirous:

    We went from ‘trying to die’
    to ‘holds the senior position’

    and needy and continuingly kind
    children under the holiday.
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    Intent's health insurance harnessed
    by Chicago's Asia-supported crisis.

    canister-fatal case for the ongoing.
    To represent the entitled,
    makes Asia angry. We can relate
    you are or you'd be
    dedicated to the inflated.
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    2.1: Zealous

    Incorporated heart, prison army
    responds less to cannot science.

    The council is justice, for inquiries

    strong rulings for visiting functions.
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    2.2 Rushing sunshine

    holds a profit directed
    s to decipher the patent.
    Citizens collect information
    on the ancient,

    to sell networks,
    an innovation holiday in concert,
    the rushing style of science.
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    3.1: Ferrous
    This is an easy and ancient polish
    crashing up to see a thousand
    year-old following, wanting
    titles and worries.

    Origin voters under the federal
    computer , a “Significant Issue
    of Coronary Artery” isn’t evidence
    into lucky malfunction.
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    3.3 Authorities
    overview the animals, professional trends,
    old-fashion ways of consoles.

    Ancient is blue holding love
    or grandchildren crashed out
    they see a thousand trampled
    Over the nine days infection
    stolen computing factors.
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    3.5 the ancient
    the wishing kind climbs citizens
    pre-existing mechanical Finkelstein
    Recites: 200 and affinity

    stranglehold considers polish
    and the ongoing monochrome

    the shortages were your heart.

Franchisees of Polio, a significant increase of trustees and ice cream.

ancient price of looking for children and follow this narration

A strong currency and crying comprises the months in production.


Translating the History Channel

Into poetry: a raw version, so very raw. skin like skin, but raw


As an example of the raw filtered text files and the poetic translation process

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Why urgent colors

make things lofty

Inadequate green


Increase Jackson

a lost client,

not the mechanics of Alaska


lunch box pink

all unwieldy factors

spent the lack of objects

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    and people of fundamental aircraft

     on small ships show which one's little holding an airplane:

    just losing airplane

    the situation a project stereo      inspections and racism placed in 2000

     to hear no soil              can want to pull air time

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     as sympathy to mention the whole boys doing the play and how much late yesterday

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    today we notice hot water

    New Jersey is old-time ancient honesty and when all actual processes stick to slim hiring

     clue the unknown army and slim can reinstate households

    bring my patents and falsely whistle her stages of Jones or Judy staring faithfully and safely sleep allows writing reversible  frontal and punishing the long and honest guerrillas

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    the Messier, audience brought to pay facts tumbled

    slipped inflation between the accident of excellent oil spills  and lessons in cannot telephones to fulfill the decrease

     no one said about my life until they can go to this season, a heyday and it was going to 100

     as National Geographic presented it as Christmas

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    coming home hunters ask for wilderness and the human animal can go postponed

    key to supply all, while the famous notice functions as a hole in the planes play

    laser is very good for the flowers in quiet sounds like works for the valleys

    and Alomar Chamberlain in love, a day in a car,
      the long-term debt to accident

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    Winter Junction Beach humans and animals shall not drink against the snow, an atomic amount demands an anonymous end

     Range and parcel a portable love. Too much water for the reactor to pull away worry. Turned an uncomfortable income into a defender of the ocean

    so the donors downhill restrict what accounts as accident, as action against a meaningful Rome.

Breaking Tech for Poetry

Recipe: open software, spit out lovely oddities, baffling wonderments


An Intermission

Although your fingers only move north/south, like small Oklahoma guns in a Chevy Nova's trunk.


Although I will never reel as close as pathologists, rehab for vocal needs. A barium swallow as nuclear beginning to uncovering which map is left in the fire, in the fireplace, in the place, the mouth.

Public Radio:Australia (part 2)

And the aluminum of my computer listened and listened to the talking flesh


pre-poetry text born from my puter screen.

Think I think unconfronted high behind the way for the Mythology not enough time and anything differently for England on Timothy and I found peacefully Ron thinking on to any other income might not enough milk within united action by any thinking he came think I 50 for tonight in a core to everything in order acts between mankind content and confidant in mankind and not not yet content 59 accounting in own a in the Looking to ahead with life in the Angeles of the thinking to a businessman and 90 intended to can't honestly funny contained anything we've been monthly on 1927 behind funny contained in 2010 elevation is developing England wasn't trying to attack on a price kind twenty-one sufficient and my cannot tonight sounds contained 24 highlights of them tonight was the under a channel to 85 conditions not contained sufficient take the Uncle take a been downright own 25 up-to-date when they know I don't front of the only he will 59 and I was undermined to UV overrun will real estate homophobia and Generation X document die in the thinking to have the ground with a saying only growth lines and anything inconvenient intended to the friend even monthly on the envelope are present in the into a in the United States experimenting within the patient is one telling 1 2 10 cents within a pain go contained yet been a think I will he comes in the amount of the ground and my gone kind and anything in anything in the with a, health and human health of the hiatus within a yet gained the gain of the fund affected in of the of the tour and the and illegal equivalents and thanks to items united for the ability on the only 9 3 handle rooms and old ideas about what right and a today's friend and releases Generation X series contained herein with young people say about sex advantage and what else I am American India and Africa itself right kid impression yet is illegal to have sex into the ages 16 and old children at the told about sex that can today's teenagers who monitors outside the symbol they were told how dramatic own well-known eye in a shooting on that date on a Minnesota in own genius on way to friends-who started his love for it was tonight in the Middle East concentrated several changes and no arrival was going on in Youngstown is uneven and all the tone and maybe not astonishment happens an uneven to a life-threatening selected for tonight I most of my going pretty much of religious physical mechanics as a railroad life within (this is the Anna does that women are a design was yet was the right physical die anything in reality antibiotics on the a within united soon tonight on its movies young people to really want to the told multimedia of physical mechanics of sex acts the easier it about how to deal will be emotional complexity is the end by a price well-known gone by physical die of the one man got in agent and a and the thinking data anything to attack and behind a honey and I can right and behind right there are a slew of those unsolicited and his confusion we should not what should you field the British teenagers for a courtesan felt defensible as saying it was not honey sex and to often the 16th birthday the written has the highest way to teenage pregnancies in Europe I high in the Mariner is united soon handled highly know the world for her hand-time I seen a pain is that the friend had kind of music


Attrition Frequency

  • Marketing
  • Divisions Die
  • And I disputed
  • enough second media.


Apex species

  • born on card slots
  • satellites, portable studies
  • to arrange the uterus
  • They find people little.


Our company seeks

  • to develop a soldier,
  • shouted, without trembling,
  • a wallpaper
  • for grateful working.


Bullies in China

  • have discovered mammals
  • who desire their own daughters.
  • Full running, shoemakers
  • should hold the media.

2.1: Selection Sold to do shots: The orange holes, her controlling talk of pixels.




3.1: Confliction

 Wish to Iran:    “Shoulders started going home.”

        Iraqi motor vehicles are exploded (virtual nourishment).

Trading the Iraqi soldiers,  a functional picture book.  You can write

                for an unreported market:

                              “Kindergarten: the way that they want”.


Publicly the book about wanted Iraqi soldiers

             (accounting and old children) wishes to intrude

                       into other industries,            to enroll the soccer honestly.


Treasured Capitol Hill and their content delivery truck,   a correlated shuffle.


Those awaiting the police wish the shooting (wrongful social pushing)

                      was later lost in the week, 

                    the 1964 motor of three young civil rights workers

                                       in Mississippi will be drawn.

4.1: Solicitation

 And  troubleshooting our annual income 

               below the “Follows Revenues” provided by the Company,


Shooting  and going Ks is only a business, as little creatures with restrictions,

                                   little showtime shuttles,      vehicles convicted of nothing.


 Intrusion is charged to the voter’s acumen, a way for the Opera

                          launching initiatives and computers for the knees,

               medicine for AAA in the community.

 5.1: Predilection

 We do love systems,             and television travels.


 The computer of potential was as close as bases,            holes for you

             as a capital generator and duty yet another auto wholesale.


 En Route, you are not over the benevolent, an ongoing hold,

                                  so heavy that the people  cannot do it all.


 How can you who are 99,             a vinegar grapple

          in the category of really hot,     a lever at the bottom of early.


 You'll know my shuffle full well   to achieve 

                                         behind the hold of 20 and one,

and another yesterday is called a good deal.


 Steel           pulses             a base to postal bills.

 6.1: Reproduction

Children's little significance will allow for the legal       two-story fields.


In the division,  charities become too kind  (preferable to be careful), all stifle, 

                             and eventually she was shot and sexual revealed.


Tied to reveal      it is not running,  the pool shoulders in 2001.


Installed with a false letter, she was taking bottom

          and confusion.      And in the 1960s he was a current, 

      easy along the forest,      wanted to mourn away   too indispensable

 to study how important usually is in the south of optional cost.

  7.1: Accumulation

The shutout storage              deadlines for the actions of corporation.


 Their repression is expected, the Indians south of South Africa.


 A letter today to attract a rushing village hall,   an editorial genie.   




Historical governments aren’t always trying to own thinking.


                                                                                    8.1: Confusion

Usually one is a study (bullies the commission of my life). 


The article on how it is that an emergency allows the uninsured  a site.


 It was her body, all authorities and coalitions,  a historic cabin

       for the volatility of United States,  and cannot  go into

   the Winding Weapons of Mass Destruction,   Iraqi for the wind

            deliveries             trying to die     and found with the State.


9.1: Termination
Elections are not likely to shoot into anything ancient.

9.2: An unconventional enclave, the daytime recovers an interstate for the night in handling destroyers.

9.3 Results to them do not .

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The Speech-to-Text poetry Experiment continues, elsewhere through other wires.

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A Redundant Ending

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Jason Nelson: Australia and Oklahoma

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