Tag: generative poetry

Mapping the Pits of Fandom

It was day one of my Electronic Literature course. I sat at a table with three complete strangers, and scrolling on our shared monitor screen was Nick Montfort’s landscape poetry generator “Takaro Gorge”. It was morning, for me 9:30 AM is early morning. Sitting there, I was sluggish, and on top of that I had no idea what to learn or expect from Electronic Literature, let alone what…

Man, this feel like rolling dice: Roulette & Chance

Once referred to as “computer poems,” generative poetry uses computer programs to create literary works from a database of words and a detailed list of instructions. In his article Digital Poetry: A Look at Generative, Visual, and Interconnected Possibilities Chris Funkhouser asserts, “All works of text generation, or archetypal computer poetry can be seen as performing some type of permutation…