G Found Poetry
- http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5780 for a definition of found poetry
The Unknown by Hart Seely
- Hart Seely simply took a quote from Donald Rumsfeld on the unknown and restructured it
- this makes it basically the ideal found poem
- not held back by strict structure, (everything varies) and poetic devices are not necessary.
- there are different varieties of found poetry.
- cento: made from the lines of other poems. Has existed for ages where people were taking inspiration
from Virgil and Ovid.
- erasure: created by erasing words in a poem
- cut up technique:
- flarf: random searches on google
- spoetry: made from spam email
Wolf Cento by Simone Muench
- one stanza, 14 lines, each with great variation in terms of stress and stanza
- all of the lines here are taken from other poems
- compare this to "I google myself"
I Google Myself by Mel Nichols
- looking at these two shows the diversity of the form.
- as technology has progressed, so has found poetry.
Elementary Treatise of Mechanics by William Whewell