Tribute to NFT Poets| Conversation with Sasha Stiles
Tribute to NFT Poets
The Summer 2023 issue of Rattle features a Tribute to NFT Poets. NFTs are non-fungible tokens, using a blockchain to make a permanent, collectible digital record of something—in this case poems. Turning poems into collectable art opens up many new opportunities for creating and sharing poetry, and the dozen poets in the issue are at the cutting edge of introducing poetry into this technology. In the conversation section, we talk to Sasha Stiles, who trained an AI language model on her own poetry, creating “Technelegy,” a transhuman alter-ego and writing partner. The interview attempts to explain the blockchain and explore the places poetry might go in the future. The open section, meanwhile, features the usual eclectic mix of poetry on any topic, from sugar to Shaq, from drag shows to Vietnam.