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Brian Griffin explains to a clueless girl what a book is and, in so doing, proleptically describes Kenneth Goldsmith’s new project “to literally print out the entire internet.”

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“It’s like the internet made out of a tree.”

Michael Leong is the author of four volumes of poetry, e.s.p., Cutting Time with a Knife, Who Unfolded My Origami Brain?, and Words on Edge, as well as a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, the Worst of All. His poems have appeared in jubilat, Lana Turner, New American Writing, Tin House, Verse Daily, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and elsewhere. Excerpts from a new manuscript in progress is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2018. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY.

4 thoughts on “Brian Griffin explains to a clueless girl what a book is and, in so doing, proleptically describes Kenneth Goldsmith’s new project “to literally print out the entire internet.”

  1. Hehe. Someday I hope someone quantifies the amount of nonrenewable resources burned each month to provide the electricity that powers the internet, assuming that’s even possible to calculate.

    1. I also wonder about the historical data–how many whales had to perish for people to read at night?

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