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 text. The text of digital found poem does not--cannot--present a narrative--does not--cannot--tell a story. Instead, it presents sort of a never-ending interior monologue of a single narrator rambling about what heshethey thinks, feels, sees, remembers, etc., interspersed with occasional dialog between the narrator and an ex.
The text is not always coherent or logical, but syntactically, it hangs together pretty well, and as such is very readable and may even be enjoyable to those who take it for what it is--random poetry. And the good thing is that if digital found poem generates a screen full of text you dislike, you can just click a button and--poof--it's gone, to be replace by what will hopefully be better text.
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 (that's called aleatory, isn't it), it will generate poetic text for you that you'll find worth your while.
If you're a poetry teacher and are 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 beginning poet, 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 a completely new text to read or 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 all that misery.