Yesterday I wrote about how your brain responds to poetry. Today I’m posting some ‘found poetry’ I made using a neat website called Poetweet. Found poetry is a kind of poetry made up of words and passages that the writer ‘finds’ from other sources. Magnetic poetry could be called found poetry. I’ve read found poems made of road signs, newspaper articles and I heard Madhur Anand read a poem extracted from a research article.
Poetweet uses social media as the source of words and passages. It’s a neat idea. The site mines your tweets for text that it combines into a short poem. I was tweeting quite a lot about NASA’s Mars announcement yesterday and inevitably it came across in my tweet-poems.