This post is to host and plan the digital development of the poetry generated from my first poetry workshop user testing, which you can read more about here .
The first set of outcomes are two group poems, written in pairs, following a surrealist poetic technique. The prompt is
Collaborative Surrealist Language Event (I) (for two or more people): One person writes down a question without showing it to anyone else; simultaneously, another person writes down an answer; poem is formed by a series of these questions and answers. Alternate form: One question: multiple answers; vice versa.
. For example: ” What is the pink elephant? The reason why it is so cold this week.// Is the door locked? / I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.”
The second set of outcomes will use the poetry produced in our extended poetry exercise, the ‘I am from…’ Poetry exercise.
I am from writing activity
I am from
I am made of
I am shedding
I am becoming
I am collecting the material generated by each of the individual participants, and then I am going to experiment with ways of leveraging digital tools to synthesize the individual ‘I am from’ poems, in a collective ‘I am from’ poem.