Spam becomes art as junk mail inspires poets
Branded almost universally an irritation or even an evil of the modern age, spam is finding support from an unusual quarter: poets.
Junk email for Viagra, easy credit, weight loss and porn has emerged as a surprising source of inspiration for verse writers.
They are lured by spam's bleak prose, bad grammar and relentless pitch for sexual thrills and effortless reward, seeing in it the reflection of a society bent on instant gratification.
I know you like me --
I saw you at work today.
You'll really like this
So runs "Number 2", a poem by Kristin Thomas, which comprises phrases drawn entirely from authentic spam.
By Richard Ingham at The Age.
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