The Poesiomat is a poetry jukebox. It enlivens the public space with poetry. It is designed as an automatic machine with a simple control system allowing users to select the poems they wish to hear.
The Poesiomat is a sculpture which resembles traditional public address devices such as a speaking-trumpet, megaphone or record player. This points out its principal function, to play poetry to the general public. The shape of the object reflects the complex and ever-changing context of the city (parks, historical buildings, busy streets, junctions, places thronged with people) and is designed as an independent installation to be placed in a historical as well as a modern urban setting. Its solid, simple design consists of a computer and an amplifier with a volume setting.