Found Poetry: Tag Verse


Fall Golden Hour;

Having fun during the Winter, Board Games –

The Advent Candle nearly gone…..





Early Morning,

Marlee on Broadway.


Big Fat SEX

frozen wishes.


Notes: Guess I have another excuse to sit in front of the computer screen – even less reason to leave the house as a warm front turns Boxing Day into a mix of contradictory precipitation, or perhaps a precipitation of contradictions.  Ice pellets, drizzling fog, rain,  freezing something or other, maybe even snow.  So here is the latest exploration of the implied spaces of Mass Media. While looking at the new WordPress Reader  Format, of which many have exclaimed , I noticed that if one looks at the post titles, Found Poetry can be discerned/imposed.

Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry (a literary equivalent of a collage) by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. The resulting poem([1]) can be defined as either treated: changed in a profound and systematic manner; or untreated: virtually unchanged from the order, syntax and meaning of the original. Examples of found poems can be seen in the work of Blaise Cendrars, David Antin, and Charles Reznikoff.

Each line in the above stanzas is a post title found on the Reader using the Photography Tag. The hyperlinked lines will open in a new tab revealing the original post ( make sure to visit all of them). The context and meaning of the stanzas are now inter-connected with the posts and the posts are likewise re-imagined in the poetic context . In some cases, the posts appeared directly after one another in the Reader.  In other cases, some posts were skipped because they lacked titles ( impact of new Reader  Format processing the original post – haven’t figured that one out yet ), others were very commercial or seemed to be multiple posts selling service/product.  As a further challenge, I attempted to create visual compositions that  are inspired by/reflect on the stanzas, thus expanding the visual context of the words and the original posts.  If anyone else has experimented with this type of Found Poetry, Tag verse, I would be very interested in your process and finished product.

11 thoughts on “Found Poetry: Tag Verse

    1. elmediat

      I have been mulling over a planned post on the great improvement – if I get it together it will be on the Media Literacy blog.

      Hope you had a merry and a ho-ho & the New Year will be full of great moments to seed the garden of your memories. 🙂

  1. Spam poetry is the only type of found poetry I tend to explore, but WP spam is tending to become rather samey, as is email spam. Perhaps I’ll follow your lead and look for my found poetry elsewhere.

    As for WP format I tend to access my stuff either on my mobile phone or via my dashboard admin, so changes have appeared minimal.

    1. elmediat

      I recently got a spam comment on this site that looked like a drunken Dadaist diatribe on the mores of social media. 😀 I have plans for this one.

      The WP format change actually reflects an attempt to adapt to an audience that accesses most of the material on a variety of devices. There is collateral damage for some – an implied space of mass media codes and convention as created drawbacks for some viewers and producers of content.
      I’m still parsing the impact as I develop the analysis. Interestingly, when I posted a partial analysis on one of the official blog announcements, my comment was left in perpetual awaiting moderation. They were not happy with a Marshall Mcclune style observation on the implied messages and target audience. 😀

    1. elmediat

      The new format has more impact on the presentation of your post depending on the number of visual compositions, the subject of the compositions, the compositional layout, and the amount of text in the post. Depending on those variables some images are badly presented in how they are cropped and what type of text does or does not accompany the image. It re-interprets the content, to the point where it is as if it is being presented in a whole new medium.

      Glad you enjoyed this post. Have some Asemic Rectangles on the way, also working on Asemic Winter in Abstract. 😀

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