The Ghost Was Always The Machine

from RJ Walker

he Ghost Was Always The Machine is an artist’s book which blends
digital and analog platforms. You’ll be bouncing between this book and web pages. You’ll only be able to access the web pages with passwords which can be deduced from the content of the poems and the hints laid out in the analog portion of the book. The digital poems can be discovered as audio, video, and interactive text adventure.

The poems in this book must be exhumed, peeled apart, sum- moned, disassembled, and re-assembled. It is strongly encouraged that you take notes. Write in this book. Dog-ear the pages. Bookmark websites. Use the book as an umbrella. Eat pizza off of it. Make this book your own. There are more poems than are listed in the table of contents. You’ll have to be clever if you want to find all the poems.

There are 12 analog poems, including:
Face Blind (Winner of the Button Poetry Video Contest)
My Mother Explains My Depression to Me
Summer of Mania
Fox News Ate My Father

There are also over 8 digital poems, including:
A Seance for the Boy I Let Die
PTSD: An Escape Room

And many more to discover!

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RJ Walker Salt Lake City, Utah

RJ Walker is a Professional Presenter and Spoken Word artist on Salt Lake City, Utah. "What's a spoken word artist?" you may be thinking. Well, RJ Walker is proficient in multiple mediums of spoken word. Voice Over, Voice Acting, Creative Writing, Storytelling, Stand-Up Comedy, Performance (slam) Poetry. He also has experience as a Pitch Artist, and Product Demonstrator. ... more

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