Finders Keepers: Exploding Boundaries


This post is part of a weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. If you know of found poetry related news, resources or events that should be featured here, please email News & Resources Editor Martin Elwell.

Poetry Storehouse

StorehouseThe Poetry Storehouse is an effort to promote new forms and delivery methods for page-poetry by creating a repository of freely-available high-quality contemporary page-poetry for those multimedia collaborative artists who may sometimes be stymied in their work by copyright and other restrictions.” If you’re looking for inspiration for visual or multimedia art, or if you’d like to share your work for others to use, click here. Thanks to Jen Karetnick for sharing this page. Her work is available at The Poetry Storehouse here.

&Now 2015

Now2015&Now is a biennial literary festival known for presenting cutting edge writing practices, thinking about writing, and interdisciplinary explorations such as performances and electronic and multimedia projects. In addition to presenting new work, panels and readings foster conversation about past, present, and future literary concerns and movements.” Hosted by the School of Critical Studies at CalArts, the three-day conference, titled BLAST RADIUS: WRITING AND THE OTHER ARTS, celebrates writing that explodes the boundaries of visual art, music, filmmaking, and performance to create entirely new artistic forms. Check it out here.

Erasure & Its Ghosts

GhostsWhat do Jack Spicer and Haiku have to do with Erasure Poetry? You’ll have to attend Farid Matuk’s class, Erasure & Its Ghosts, at the University of Arizona Poetry Center to find out. The class takes place over a weekend, and “will consider exemplars of contemporary erasure such as Ronald Johnson, Jen Bervin, Janet Holmes, and M’Nbourse Phillips.” In addition, the course will use the art of Haiku and the theories of Jack Spicer as a guide. To bring your erasure game to the next level, click here.

Get Your History On

HistoryHave you used historical texts to create found poetry? Looking for new source material for your next project? Look no further. The Media History Digital Library at is full of source texts going back more than a century. The hard part now will be choosing where to start. Get your fix here.

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