Surrealist Poetry by Adam Hoyle


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Try out the Surrealist Poetry engine for yourself. Make a poem from your favourite blog, or any RSS feed you like, by entering it's url in the box below and pressing 'make poetry'

This project is based on a surrealist game that involves taking a newspaper, cutting out the words of the headlines, donning a blindfold and making poetry by blindly (re)arranging the words. A growing number of online news sources and weblogs provide RSS feeds, so I have created an engine that takes a special selection of RSS feeds and randomly re-arranges them to provide interesting and sometimes provocative poems. From February 2005 to April 2006 Surrealist Poetry sent poems live on the hour every hour to Speakers Corner, a dot matrix display housed located on the outside of the Media Centre, Huddersfield.
Commisioned by Media Centre Network, The Media Centre, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK.