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Craigslist found poetry by Rebecca Upton

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Craigslist Found Poetry by Rebecca Upton

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Twitter poems from Joe Turrent

“I’ve been using twitter to source language for poems over the past couple of months. Basically I’ve been searching the site for a particular term, then writing poems limited to the text of the first 11 tweets that come up.”

– Joe Turrent

 

 

THERE IS NO EXPLANATION

Dec 30 2012, 14:23

 

tryna teach

tear glands to overproduce tears

defies

reason

how stupid you are

a black knee

at the behest of

the word sorry

 

 

I CANT HELP FEELING

Dec 20 2012, 16:17

 

imagine the

sad or depressed

cats in costumes

feeling

love, they leave

some of the

Worst

in the deep

off

my chest

I mean

they leave me breathless

 

 

CONTROVERSY

Jan 9 2013, 20:10

 

I understand

the internet

& virtually

the best rebuttal to

being

is

scenes of

disturbing

&

ridiculous

fame

 

 

Joe Turrent

More Twitter-sourced poems at Joe’s blog

 

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Found Crossword Poems by Winston Plowes

 

As a fan of the Guardian Quick Crossword online and a poet, maybe it was only a matter of time until these two parts of my life merged. One particular interest of mine is the genre of found poetry where words or word strings from a particular text are cut and pasted to give a new meaning. I recently applied this technique to the clues from The Guardian Quick Crossword website which produced an interesting result. I then applied the same treatment to the text of the solutions, which gave a different poem. The second poem is bound to be less cohesive than the first as the available vocabulary is obviously more restrictive, it’s interesting however to see the resonance and echo between the two poems which although very different in style are related in this strange way. I treat the words I find as individual building blocks and like to use them with their original case and punctuation still preserved (Source notes appear in the footnotes of each poem)

(A=crossword clues, B=solution to those clues, i.e. 1A + 1B, 2A + 2B)

 

Portuguese charity Event no 13,045 (1A)

 

George Formby

performed

Funny business

under the stairs

with a large

Cloth cone

reverberating against

a Hollow Onion

 

Please Dance in the air

Showing Indulgently

Stupid behaviour

 

All words including the title were found in the clues for The Guardian Quick crossword number 13,045 published in The Guardian Newspaper and online on 1st March 2012. All original case preserved.

 

Solution BLURB (1B)

 

STODGY LEEK FLAN

UKULELE DULLARD

HOKEYCOKEY MOONWALK

RESONATE

ARMPIT

HANKEYPANKEY WINDSOCK

ASBO FUNDRAISER

MADIERA BALUSTRADE

 

All words including the title were found in the solutions for The Guardian Quick crossword number 13,045 published in The Guardian Newspaper and online on 2nd March 2012. All original case preserved.

 

festival (2A)

 

the Smell of Outdoor electricity

Corrupt Carol –

body of a cat

Symbol of a pig

Equipment handler for a touring band

a Reckless Evening in urban heaven

Sugar or saccharin

 

All words and punctuation (including the title) were found in the clues for The Guardian Quick crossword number 13,093 published in The Guardian Newspaper and online on 26th April 2012. All original case preserved.

 

SOIREE (2B)

 

WILLOW TRIBUTARY

POUNDSIGN SQUID

ROADIE REEK

WIRED WASSAILER

 

FIZZ GNAW TILT

 

DISOWN

 

All words including the title were found in the solutions for The Guardian Quick crossword number 13,093 published in The Guardian Newspaper and online on 26th April 2012. All original case preserved.

 

hormone zodiac (3A)

 

fleshy sex –

the sweet red dot

Falling South

 

Brought Female Gifted fruit

into the wrong relationship

 

Difficult Legal Announcement

 

The singing voice flakes On

 

 

All words including the title were found in the clues for The Guardian Quick crossword number 13,246 published in The Guardian Newspaper and online on 22nd  October 2012. All original case preserved.

 

PROCLAMATION (3B)

 

TESTOSTERONE TIGHTSPOT

 

NATAL PROMPT

BABIES LEARNING

TALENTED GEMINI

 

GROWN STRAWBERRIES TURN

 

ALIGNED

 

 

All words including the title were found in the solutions for The Guardian Quick crossword number 13,246 published in The Guardian Newspaper and online on 23rd October 2012. All original case preserved.

 

Find out more about Winston Plowes’ work here

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More Googleseeds from Russell J Turner

Dance Dance Dance Dance

and the steps become hidden

after the age of 37

he mistook sulphuric acid for dish soap

before the device was thrown

from several caves in France

a primitive form of perspective

an envelope of second class

folded into three

or an imprisoned friend

The Maiden’s Retribution

Shot Through the Heart

it’s lamentable

equipped with only crayons and construction paper

rolling off the assembly line

in an airport hangar in Southern California

her husband took the footprints

haunted by visions of dead people

amidst the chaos of her family

the three-ring circus

or do a little nocturnal racing

or do a little nocturnal racing

or do a little nocturnal racing

 

Russell J Turner – September 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Only Slightly Bent

about to hit a brick wall

fired in a kiln or baked by the sun

a tactless or indiscreet remark

Ruins Any Chance Of A Relationship

the voice of calm and reason when chaos strikes

you married a robot

to add some vibration

wait 1 millisecond before switching on

This, however, is pretty awful

a cautionary tale on what can happen

a hotbed of sexual tension

having sex with the lights on, and video taping it

the camera illuminates the contradiction

and nearly got rear-ended

by the Ministry of Justice

in Thurrock

to help adults get over their gremlins

to help adults get over their gremlins

to help adults get over their gremlins

 

Russell J Turner – November 2012

 

 

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2 poems by Bob Towey

 

‘Hector Gilbert’ is a porn and pitchfork.com mutilated sonnet, ‘Radiohead’ is dedicated to anyone who has ever argued with a music messageboard.

Hector Gilbert

 

Hector Gilbert tight buttocks in motion

Hector Gilbert cock pussy explosion

 

Free Hector Gilbert Espionage Flicks!

See pics of Hector’s torso swept, exposed

Sir Gilbert sips, it’s, er, elephant piss

in Hunter Gilbert Smells Girls videos

 

Does Hector Gilbert sense that I exist

while writhing naked, jacking off on cam,

his clients frothing, milk spilt down his tits

and housewives jamming lines when Hector hands

that fine and famous cock of his to kings

who nod and sagely recognise his claim

and weeping abdicate their sloughing skin?

 

Read Hector Gilbert rate the porn that’s new

to him this month in Hector’s magazine

‘The Gilbert Hump’ with renowned peer reviews

and columns from real Gilbert milfs turned teens.

Hector Gilbert – Ashamed Stripping and Wet 6.0

Hector Gilbert – Browsing with Madonna 7.3

Hector Gilbert – High Fiving Forming Sects 9.8

Gaunt Hector Gilbert –  Autopsy Sculpture 4.1

 

Am I Hector Gilbert? No.

 

So stand as lepers joyful to have shamed

our tribes in stalls when Hector’s out on tour.

Your eyes like mine, so soft and wide with hope

that yes that’s Hector’s seed spilt on the floor

and licking cum from splinters lets the Pope

help count each soul that rotting shed a cell

towards my clone of Hector’s perfect hell.

 

 

Radiohead

 

yeah you’ve gotta have an opinion but

OKC is their most melodic stuff

though some people get depression from the second

side for me a song like Lucky is one

of the most languid songs ever made

lyrically and musically they recorded it

in one day and that blows my fucking mind

 

there’s just too many laptops on Kid A

to make a difference to man or beast when

they owed the fans some back to basics rock

britpop anthems as on The Bends with EVERYTHING

even more raw and Jonny ripping up on

his guitar not watching while Thom commands a

droid to suffer for him look I’ve heard the

Aphex Twin and it’s all blip blip bleepy bloop bloop

 

you can kid yourself you like anything

if you listen to it enough a lot of fans

don’t want to admit the new stuff is shit

but even they would rather hear the old classics

in the future you’ll realise what you cannot knock

 

Bob Towey graduated into the collapse of Western civilisation and currently works as a Cow Inseminator in Cambridgeshire, England. If you’d like to read more from Bob, other poems can be found at Gutter Eloquence, Underground Voices, Vector and in two inch high letters on a wall in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. On the main corridor as you go from the concourse up to the ATC. The website is www.bobtowey.com.

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2 Googleseeds by Russell J Turner

Now is the time of monsters

Bologna is a ‘prototype’

so sensitive and up to date

I quietly said goodbye to my friends

a consummate actress

a sexual desire

they find acceptable

we must expect to share in their plagues

in the plunder

but this game is fun too

Remember: you’re judged on your wealth

Look no further

then please call Stephanie

Communication is key

no matter where you are

it beats the heck outta lip-synced

but she was 3 months pregnant

we’re uncovering new details

Paris Hilton offers up an apology

Kills Double Amputee

“within inches to a foot”

“within inches to a foot”

“within inches to a foot”

 

 

Nagasaki Towpath

this great slice of Birkenhead

tend to hear smokers bitching

and several other unusual spirits

using a mirror was an incredibly helpful tool

and turn your critical brain off

so that others don’t creep in

This is not arguing from a place of privilege

an object which has intrinsic value

synonymous with the meaning of life

you know the word for whiskers

Megan commented on her old habits

walking on the Champs Elysees

has a bloody history

though the posters did not mention any specific crimes

though the posters did not mention any specific crimes

though the posters did not mention any specific crimes

 

Russell J Turner


Read his blog here

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A glitch poem and screenshot by Jayinee Basu

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Jayinee Basu
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Dream the Future Yesterday by Ross Sélavy Brighton

Dream The Future Yesterday

See you later child god

She looked like a future dog world

HAPPY FACE ALEPH FIRE CORDIAL
ignore silly pictures

ONE HUGE NIGHT IN POST MACHINE

and the cult and the always and the chan aware
Heyheyhey 00 cadaverous +1 <br/> orgamism [to eplain the heliocentric]
SOMEONE DILATE LIVING

I R I S ( E S )

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treesaregoodilikeilikeHAIRgoplacesmaybeumyeahtothethings
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lthen did nothing to stop them from doing something that is not appropriate for all users of the catalogue that is anything you would not believe how much I loved them all and I’ma let you finish but Beyonce had one of these days I’ll bet your life on the road today and they are known whether these are the only ones who can not afford to pay for their own userserve-ak.last.fm together for another year of amazing pictures online featuring the world famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary and Thesaurus for Blind and Visually Impaired Children Committee

wedged before

me me me me me me me me
this this this
it It it it it It it it
one one one
crying rain be goes

FUCK MUSIC MUSIC SUCKS

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I WANNA LOVE U

Top of Form

BE MY UNICORN LUV

ok.

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The Googleseeds keep coming from Russell J Turner, Hoorah!

 

Just another victim of the ambient morality

Time is what turns kittens into cats

go a week without using magic

in a fit of grief and rage

your votes are noticed and appreciated

soaking used stamps off envelopes

this list provides a wide variety of options

Considerable cultural immersion is possible

paying several months’ rent up front

was marvellous, so user friendly

he may be willing to pay you something

curious to see what happens over time

searching for hotels in Vietnam

We have every destination covered

returning to the hamster wheel

left him asking for more

a couple hours for trick or treating

“dwellers on either shore”

“dwellers on either shore”

“dwellers on either shore”

 

stretching my arms and scratching my palms

you have described it beautifully

having been cured of cancer

major pharmaceutical companies are not interested

Better start looking for this product and fast

simultaneously slightly more beautiful

work is broken

You Can’t Lie To Me

No machine built to date has proven more effective

less stressful and more productive

I’m going to cook tonight

My whole family loves it

Then tape down fingers three and four

different positions on the cello

(touch lightly to test, and you’ll hear a harmonic)

(touch lightly to test, and you’ll hear a harmonic)

(touch lightly to test, and you’ll hear a harmonic)

 

Read more of Russell’s poetry here and hear more here…here here!

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2 Googleseeds by Russell J Turner

Grammar for a video age

What parents need to know

This booklet is in the public domain

The rules vary from country to country

This report draws on the replies

I am an amateur I’m trying to improve

Is fully-auto really necessary?

Inconsistent trigger pull

I’m leery of bending the sear myself

Consumers with mortgage trouble should talk to their lender

The earlier you make contact, the more options there are available

Maps take a whole new turn

Maps take a whole new turn

Maps take a whole new turn

 

It will all be over by Christmas

Every time they came up with a big plan

start pelting him with shit until he begs for mercy

Idiotic and incoherent language

“alternative”

it immediately succeeded in its aim

hospitals are pathetic

The memorandum said

a second bilateral loan agreement

we all win together or we all lose together

It’s a complicated question

This could be a real relationship that has hit a rough patch

I really do love him with every ounce of my heart

I love him. With every ounce of my heart.

I love him. With every ounce of my heart.

 

Russell J Turner

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#Hashtag by Gordon Duncan

#Hashtag.

#Hello, #Listenin.
#Packing, #Brightpaleskin.
#Mornin’, #Howareyou?
#I’mgood, #Flightattwo.
#Sandals, #Swimmingtrunks.
#Watchoutgirlsholidayhunks.
#Tubetrip, #Meetthelads.
#Whisky, #Boxoffags.
#Facebook, #Holiday!
#Status, #Outtoplay!
#Takeoff, #Buythebeers.
#Alcoholcalmsflyingfears.
#Landing, #Hearussing.
#Coachtrip, #Summerfling.
#Clubbing, #Dancingqueen.
#Deepbass, #Discoscene.
#Kingcock, #Tourt-shirt.
#Doubleentendrefelthurt.
#Cocktails, #Toogirly.
#Sickmate, #Backearly.
#Bedtime, #Lonelysight.
#Again, #Tomonight.
#Nextday, #Hangover.
#Passedoutonpulloutsofa.
#Breakfast, #Startdrinking.
#Beersin, #Nomixing.
#Wasted, #Actafool!
#Moonshine, #Onthepull.
#Sexy, #Pulledfittie.
#Nightofpromiscuity
#Toodrunk, #Lostmoney.
#Feltbrave, #Balcony.
#Jumping, #Swimmingpool.
#Nothurt, #Ridicule.
#Sleeptight, #Journeyback.
#Hopewemakeitbackintact.
#Suntan, #We’reallset.
#Shorttrip, #Weallslept.
#Airport, #Welcomehome.
#Twitter, #Mobilephone.
#Hashtag, #Inbedlays.
#NomoreTwitterholidays.

 

Gordon Duncan @Ruffalini

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‘Popular Opinion’ by Carmina Masoliver

 

 

 

Carmina Masoliver has recently completed a Creative Entrepreneurship MA since also finishing a degree in English Literature at UEA.  She has been published in various magazines and has been a regular contributor to the UEA newspaper, Concrete. Her poetry has been included in anthologies; Poetry Rivals Collection 2010: A New Dawn Breaks and Workshop: Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthology from UEA 2011. Carmina regularly performs feature poetry sets in both London and Norwich. Most recently she gained first place at the Glam Slam for ‘Best Loss Poem’.

I formulated the poem ‘Popular Opinion’ in a similar way, by taking some of the trending topics on Google over the past week. The bold font was generated from the internet, with the rest fills in the gaps.

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A Hypertext Facebook Poem by Ross Sélavy Brighton

omg Satan I WaNna LOve YOu

Daddy Dearest Be With My Friends Eating Rice Pudding While In A Depressing Time
Covering myself in Vaseline and crying naked in the dark Growing Antlers
I wanna love you are you ready I Don’t Give a Fuck Let’s go Hanging out in garages

Camping Party Hard Wow……..Your Quiet……….I Like Your Nude Garage
Teenage Dream Teenage Love Teenage Lightning

meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow im a noisy bi princess who wants to be owned

 

 
(Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For, Scary washing machine.

 

 

 

 
Punching Moths Are You Ready

 

 

 

Goodnight MoonTop of Form

Goodnight Ouroboros

 

 

I Love Music You’re My Favorite Star

Top of Form

 

 

 

 

Lock me in your heart and throw away the key Throw It on Me I’m an Engineer

 

Dear President Bieber , i love you , I wanna love you are you ready , I love how you won’t talk to me anymore.

 

 

 

Top of Form

Lets Buy FAST Cars LOL Jus Chillin U Kno and Having a Good Time Hanging Out In The Nude

‎ ‎Nude Unicorn Sex lying starfish in my super kingsize bed OMG

 

 

Hanging Out in Airports

Top of Form

Hanging out in garages

Hanging Out In The Nude

hanging out with you

Nude Garage

 

 

 

wrighting poetry to get your feelings out I WaNna LOve YOu I wanna love you are you ready

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

chees Toast The Internet

Fans of Sex Face

 

 

There should be a relationship status for “i dont even know whats going on”

 

 

 

 

 

Bad at Sports

Smelling People Avocado Muffins

 

 

He Would Throw Stuffed Animals at Me When I Acted Dumb and Then Kiss Me a Million Times

Sometimes i just wonder, am i too buff?

 

 

I Dont Read

Jus Chillin U Kno and Having a Good Time

 

 

 

 

 

The Christmas House Of Unicorn Majesty And Lesbian Sex Den

 

Fuck college, I’m going to England to marry Prince Harry and be a Princess.

I throw my hooves up in the air sometimes, saying ayoo, I’m a goat bro.

 

 

 

 

 

U r awesome peace

OH GOD Ron Paul On My Lawn!

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Lawn I Set My Friends On Fire every day I m chilling Mountaineering In Antarctica On a Jet Ski

 

 

 

 

 

I bet Twi-moms can beat Twi-teens to 1,000 Rexona Men Inside my BUTTHOLE

 

 

 

Star Trek Ate Gaming On A Hill  Falling In Love with Jesus, Is the Best thing I’ve Ever Done!

 

 

Blessed Virgin Mary Fetish Porn Shop

 

Fuck Yeah Justin Bieber Flirting with Voldermort

 

Harry Potter is LIFE going on my friend’s page and likeing everything they liked Covering myself in Vaseline and crying naked in the dark I love it when you HUG me

 

My Son Violently fist pumping to Adele.

 

There is no word for love Only House Music

 

Passionate lover’s Eating celery naked whilst crying in front of a mirror.

Pump my ride Im glad i have a roof or i would be soaked I’m a Dolphin crying till im a cat princess

 

 Ross Sélavy Brighton

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‘I’m Going to Kill Myself’ by Carmina Masoliver

Carmina Masoliver has recently completed a Creative Entrepreneurship MA since also finishing a degree in English Literature at UEA.  She has been published in various magazines and has been a regular contributor to the UEA newspaper, Concrete. Her poetry has been included in anthologies; Poetry Rivals Collection 2010: A New Dawn Breaks and Workshop: Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthology from UEA 2011. Carmina regularly performs feature poetry sets in both London and Norwich. Most recently she gained first place at the Glam Slam for ‘Best Loss Poem’.

‘I’m Going To Kill Myself’ was formulated from a number of posts by real people about wanting to commit suicide. Again, it relates to the need for love. The red text indicates where words have been added, and the lines with strikethrough are original text that feeds into the meaning of the poem showing the mass of people reaching out on the internet only to be neglected by those that can really help with their issues.

 

 

 

 

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Two Googleseed poems by Russel J Turner

Russell J Turner is a poet, actor and broadcaster based in Norwich. He is founder and host of headCRASH cabaret, a member of the 28 Sonnets Later collective, and recently worked with Shake The Dust, a national youth slam initiative. He has produced two poetry chapbooks and been published in a number of print and online journals. You can read more at http://mercyfucker.blogspot.com and hear more athttp://soundcloud.com/russelljturner/sets

Process was:

1) Feed seed phrase/title/first line into Google

2) Go to first suggested page and pick a phrase from that page for the next line

3) Feed that phrase into Google

4) Repeat until looping occurs

 

 GOOGLESEEDS

 

Always verify your witchcraft

Things get worse under pressure

Mother nature is a bitch

View poems with illustrations

Marching through the night

Long vowel sounds

Your chance to beat the clock

Include all possible safety measures and controls

“What it is supposed to do”

The hotel is still situated in the middle of nowhere

A great buffet with endless breads

A group of fun-loving drag queens

Beer, bikes and free swag?

Equal parts obstacle course

Run from a mob of angry cherry famers

Run from a mob of angry cherry famers

Run from a mob of angry cherry famers

 

Funny, it worked last time

Encoding in Strings are Evil Things

Size is fairly easy to measure

in the practise of forestry

the telephone lines have been completely down

manage any unwanted calls

box to avoid any confusion

my sincerest apologies go out to that nice Argentinian

people can change and we should learn to forgive

the three letters I’ve chosen

to travel a curved course

develops the key skills required for successful adventure

develops the key skills required for successful adventure

develops the key skills required for successful adventure

 

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‘What it would feel like’, a Poem by Ella Chappell

What it would feel like

(a poem sourced from electro lyrics and a new scientist article)

 

Blackhole

 

Quiet heart, it’s a quiet heart, it’s a quiet heart.

If you’re falling in feet first, gravity at your head is much weaker than at your feet.

Hollow chest, it’s a hollow chest, it’s a hollow chest.

it also affects the light falling in around you – light from above your head is stretched out and shifted to the red end of the spectrum. Eventually it gets red-shifted into nothingness, so your whole view will be squeezed into a horizontal ring.

I don’t want to be Woody Allen in ‘Hannah and her sisters’ making a deal with god.

Close to the singularity, it appears that the entire three-dimensional universe is being crushed into a two-dimensional surface.

Somedays – white, sunless – the way hired light falls on a table, a wall, nearly without thinking, I know it.

Is there information loss? Is there information loss?

 

Wormhole

 

Once you reach its inner horizon, you see an infinitely-energetic flash of light from the outside world containing an image of the entire history of the universe.

Wait, synthesisers fade out,(whispering) yeah fuck my life, (a laugh,) this hurts so bad, this hurts my body, my arms.

but the visualisation assumes you have superpowers to survive it.

(A woman’s voice) wait, (a man’s voice) wait.

the flow of space turns around and you start to accelerate back outward. Instead of falling inward, space falls outwards at a speed faster than light.

You wonder into the bedroom. You’re drunk, we’ve done this before. You stumbled over like three seconds later and kick your boots on to the floor.

Soon you experience another flash of radiation, this time containing a picture of the entire future of the universe.

When beginning and end are interchangeable, I’d like to sign off the way I signed in, with innocence.

This time, a new universe appears, containing an image of its entire past.

My love for you will surely be the death of me.

 

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