Digital found poem is a random poetry generator that tosses tens of thousands of snippets of language (words, phrases, clauses) into the air, then drops them programmatically onto the computer screen into five stanzas of ever-changing language. The poems created are not always coherent or even logical. But syntactically, they hang together pretty well, and as such they are very readable and perhaps even enjoyable. Good thing is that if digital found poem generates a poem you dislike, you can just click a button and--poof--it's gone, to be replace by what will hopefully be a better one.
If you're intrigued by how a computer can be used to generate poems, give digital found poem a try and see if by pure chance (is that called aleatory), it will generate a poem for you that you'll find worth your while.
If you're a poetry teacher and looking for a way to spice up your poetry writing class or workshop, digital found poem may just be the tool you're looking for. Let students play with digital found poem, shaping and molding lines that they see poetic potential in and discarding the rest. For a beginner, thirty minutes of working with words provided may be a more enjoyable and productive way to start each writing day than to have to stare at that proverbial blank page and hoping that somehow the words will come.
The user interface (UI) of digital found poem looks as follows. Click the generate new poetic text button and you'll get completely new text to play with.
Digital found poem is an extremely simple, single-file text editor that won't add cookies, mess with your registry, or collect any personal information. If you download it and it's not to your liking, you can delete it with a single click.
Note: Digital found poem is programmed for Windows PCs/tablets only and it won't work on mobile phones. And it will only work on a Mac and other operating systems if they can run Windows.
Note: Although digital found poem doesn't contain "four-letter" words, it's intended for a mature audience. Its dark and adult themes make it inappropriate for those too young for that.