Jessy Randall

AH, YEP

Really?
Wow.
Yes.
Yeah, right.
Yes.
Mm.
Ah.
Mhm.
Hmm.
Whoa.
Wow.
Interesting.
Oh, hm.
Ah.
Ha!
Ah.
Of course.
Yes.
Say more about that.
Ah, yep.
Mhm.
Right.
Hmm.
Mhm, yeah.
Whoa.
That’s a very interesting concept.
Mhm, mhm.
Mhm, mhm.
Ah. Say more about that…
Ah.
Ah, okay.
Ah.


Source:

Interviewer comments from a conversation between Marvin Bell and Alan Fox published in Rattle, Summer 2008. I pulled out only the insubstantial, non-question, agreement-sounds from the interviewer.


Jessy Randalls poems, comics, and other things have appeared in McSweeney’s, Poetry, and The Best Experimental Writing. Her most recent book is How to Tell If You Are Human: Diagram Poems (Pleaides, 2018).


Photo by Dang Nghia