kevan + poetry   23

blackout poetry generator
"In a certain sense, then, you can think of this process as turning each individual paragraph on the page into its own tiny poem."
poetry  mutation 
march 2017 by kevan
"Intercapillary Space": Caleb Whitefoord: The Cross Reading, a Modernist Poetry Avant la Garde
"Whitefoord seems to have been the first person to notice that reading [narrow newspaper column] lines across the page, instead of downwards, produced some interesting results."
news  poetry  mutation  via:waxy 
november 2016 by kevan
The Skryf Robots Write Temporal Poetry with Sand
"Follow the words far enough backward, though, and they begins to smudge and scatter."
robots  writing  poetry  via:viv 
september 2016 by kevan
How to choose an uncrackable password: Use meter and rhyme.
"The researchers trained their bit-translation program to spit out couplets of rhyming iambic tetrameter."
poetry  technology  secrets 
october 2015 by kevan
Lazy Scrabble Players, Here’s Your Book - NYTimes.com
"Stephin Merritt, the songwriter for the Magnetic Fields, has channeled his side passion for Scrabble into a book chronicling all the two-letter words allowed in the game."
scrabble  poetry  words  via:sarahc 
march 2014 by kevan
nossidge • i am the path along unseen heather Snowball...
"It takes input from a text file which contains novels from Project Gutenberg, scans for word pairs where the second word is longer by one letter, and builds up a poem using Markov chains."
poetry  art  random  via:bigwriting 
april 2013 by kevan
Google Poetics
"Google Poetics is born when Google autocomplete suggestions are viewed as poems."
poetry  emergence  web 
february 2013 by kevan
Dada Da Dada Da Dum
"From the 95,000 limericks in the Jim McWilliam collection, endless new limericks can be created through Queneau assembly." [...] "The two Perrier trucks broken down / "Antinous! Ah, why did he drown!" / It would be like dessert / I must now revert / We have a crap duster in town!"
random  poetry 
june 2012 by kevan
The Longest Poem in the World
Collecting random pairs of Twitter posts that rhyme. "Working day and night / in black and white."
poetry  random  twitter  via:parrish 
august 2009 by kevan
Eventyr: Misheard and Misunderstood
Jabberwocky through speech recognition. "It was bullied and the slightly toes / If you are in demand in the wake: / Augmented by the broke Graves, / On the Monmouth upgrade."
poetry  language  mutation  sound 
february 2009 by kevan
The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den
"The essay is 93 words long. Since every word is pronounced alike (except the tone), the entire essay becomes utterly unreadable in Mandarin."
china  poetry  sound  language 
july 2008 by kevan
N. B. Horvath's Blog: Inform 7 Code Poem Challenge
"In comments, post a poem that compiles to a working Inform 7 game. Haiku code is good. Limerick code is better. But any form is fine, as long as it's not free verse." [...] "Winter is a room. / Instead of going southwest / end the game in death."
if  poetry  via:waxy 
july 2007 by kevan
Keep The Aspidistra Flying (1997)
Class tourism with a well-stuffed parachute, and how every single luxury and happiness costs money. It's presented a little more blandly and cleanly than the novel, with a merely quaint and cheerful Lambeth, but Richard E Grant is perfect as Comstock.
filmlog  4stars  money  poetry  advertising  society 
november 2006 by kevan
The Wildman of Wivenhoe
Martin Newell's weblog. "Yesterday, a Sunday, it rained softly all day and the roads and pavements haven't quite dried out. I enjoy this type of weather immensely. It forces my fellow countrymen to dress better."
writing  poetry  weblogs 
april 2006 by kevan
Poetry Archive
"The Poetry Archive is the world's premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work." Including some startling wax cylinders.
poetry  history  sound  via:mcios 
november 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Riddle of the bands
Tendencies of modern lyrics, and poetic similarities. "There's no anchorage at all: no real 'I' or 'you'. But that emptiness resonates, I suppose. It's one-size-fits-all popular philosophy."
music  poetry 
november 2005 by kevan
The Observer | Modern verse just gets worse and worse - Stephen Fry
"It is as if we have all been encouraged to believe that form is a kind of fascism, and that to acquire knowledge is to drive a jackboot into the face of those poor souls who are too incurious, dull-witted or idle to find out what poetry can be."
poetry 
october 2005 by kevan
Mandeville's Fable of the Bees
"No Bees had better Government / More Fickleness, or less Content / They were not Slaves to Tyranny, / Nor ruled by wild Democracy; / But Kings, that could not wrong, because / Their Power was circumscrib'd by Laws."
bees  law  money  poetry  politics 
may 2005 by kevan
A Scrivener's Lament: Penny Dreadfuls and Vinegar Valentines
Anti-Valentines. "Penny Dreadfuls were usually sent anonymously to people one didn't like. Adding insult to injury, during the 19th century, the person receiving the mail was obligated to pay the postage."
love  cards  poetry 
march 2005 by kevan
The Village Voice: O, You Cosh-Boned Posers!
The fine line between random spam-filler and avant-garde jazz poetry. Including a published poet who generated his work from fragmented Google searches.
poetry  random  spam 
september 2004 by kevan
John Hegley at Chiddingly Festival
Small venue, 25th September, "John will be leaning on the bar afterwards". Tickets still available as of yesterday.
events  hegley  lewes  poetry 
september 2004 by kevan
out of the inbox part eight: iPod poetry
Poetry from chunks of alphabetised iPod song titles.
music  poetry  random 
may 2004 by kevan

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