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What would happen if someone used brain waves measured by an EEG to make poetry? Check out Mind Your Poetry to find out. The site is a collaboration between several artists and scientists. While the process isn’t entirely clear, the results are interesting short poems displayed in a single dizzying collection. Digging deeper into contributor and Hebrew poet/new media artist Eran Hadas reveals his Augmented Poetry Manifesto, in which he advocates for “data-oriented” and “identity-challenging” poetry: “I deal with poetry generators, computer programs that output constraint-based, unoriginal, pseudo-random texts which I call poetry if the output or the process are mind-blowing.”
April is all about warmer weather and poetry. The deadline for applying to be part of the Found Poetry Review’s National Poetry Month project, Oulipost, is this week. In last week’s Finders Keepers, I wrote about and linked to some of the pre-reading I’m doing to prepare for my participation in the project. If you can’t tell, I’m getting excited to start wrestling with the prompts. I’m also curious what my fellow Ouliposters will be up to with their poems. I’m sure there will be several “I-wish-I-thought-of-that” moments throughout the month. Are we there yet?
April is all about warmer wedding and poke. The dean for applying to be partisan of the Found Poke Revoke’s National Poke Moonlight Promenade, Oulipost, is this weightlifter. In last weightlifter’s Fingertips Kernels, I wrote about and linked to some of the pre-reaper I’m doing to prepare for my partner in the promenade. If you can’t tell, I’m getting excited to start wrestling with the prompts. I’m also curious what my fen Ouliposters will be up to with their poisons. I’m sure there will be several “I-witness-I-thrill-of-that” moneys throughout the moonlight. Are we there yet?
Even if you’re familiar with Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout poems, you’ll probably learn something new about found poetry, the history of remixing newspaper content or Kleon himself in his interview with filmmaker Ondi Timoner. The interview is part of the Interloper Films cyber-series, A Total Disruption, which features the “visionary risk-takers of today.”
Looking for ways to create more musical poetry? Check out the digital version of Sound Poetry Catalogue edited by Steve McCaffery and bpNichol for the 1978 Sound Poetry Festival in Toronto. Not only is it full of detailed information regarding Sound Poetry techniques, theories and examples, there are some great visual pieces as well.