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Language Removal Services - 60 second anthology of American poetry

We are blind and deaf to the familiar. We think of speech as something made entirely of language, but it is more than that. Speech is full of inhalations and lip smacks that are never recognised: the unconscious noises we make when we halter or pause, the dramatic breathing that give extra emphasis. How do we approach these sounds? One way is to use Language Removal Services, which take portions of speech and strip away anything with obvious meaning, leaving only the exoskeletons of our words. I'm not entirely sure of the original sources used for their 60 second anthology of American poetry, although I'd lay money on one of the original speakers being William S Burroughs. Is there meaning to be found in these extra-linguistic sounds? I leave that for you to decide, but there is undoubtedly drama.

Language Removal Services - 60 second anthology of American poetry
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