Digital found poem is a free random poetry generator that tosses tens of thousands of snippets of language (words, phrases, clauses) into the air, then rearranges them programmatically into millions of combinations of poem-like text.
Digital found poem may be of interest to those who want to see an example of how a computer can be used to generate "scrambled poetry." And teachers teaching introductory poetry-writing classes or workshops can use digital found poem as a warm-up exercise for their students. Digital found poem provides an endless supply of text that students can try to shape and mold into poems of their own. Not for everybody, of course. But for some who are just beginning to learn to write poetry, thirty minutes of playing with provided text 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 won't work on mobile phones. And it will only work on a Mac and other operating systems if they can run Windows.