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May 1, 2014 9:03 AM   Subscribe

Patrick Roche is a slam poet, and a member of the Princeton Ellipses Slam Team. He was recently awarded Best Persona Poem for "Siri: A Coping Mechanism" at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. posted by roomthreeseventeen (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This is very good.

Pedantically, I appreciate that none of the directives given to Siri were prefaced by "Siri," because that is now how it works.
posted by Sokka shot first at 10:19 AM on May 1, 2014

His poem "21" is also amazing. I saw it via a Facebook friend's Upworthy link - something I rarely click on - and watched because the friend never posts such links. I totally understood why he shared this one.
posted by booksherpa at 10:26 AM on May 1, 2014

I usually call Siri by name and thank her afterwards so I'm known as polite when the AI uprising comes
posted by booksherpa at 10:27 AM on May 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Wow. That was amazing.
posted by Mchelly at 12:35 PM on May 1, 2014

Am I the only one who thought "Meh"?
posted by michellenoel at 3:22 PM on May 1, 2014

Am I the only one who thought "Meh"?

Meh because I got the ending I was expecting. I like that kids today are doing slam poetry, though. Can't complain about that.
posted by kinetic at 4:31 PM on May 1, 2014

michellenoel, I'm there with you on the Siri bit- thought it was just a little too precious. I liked "21" a good deal though.

This makes me want to get back into slam poetry, thanks!
posted by quincunx at 9:03 PM on May 1, 2014

I just caught 21 and came here to post it because it was fucking amazing. Just... amazing.

Seriously, I'm speechless.
posted by quin at 10:43 PM on May 1, 2014

I thought it was quite an emotional gut punch and the use of Siri as a framing device was clever and added to the emotional impact.
posted by Faintdreams at 11:58 AM on May 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

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