Poetry can be generated via most media and texting is no exception. In this pop up poetry experiment Hebden residents and visitors were asked to form four or five line poems. Each contribution was made after only seeing the previous two words of the poem.
This is a version of a technique popularised by the surrealist poetry movement of André Breton and associates who called it the ‘exquisite corpse’ (After those two words appeared in one of their experiments). The technique reveals what has been called the ‘unconscious reality in the personality of the group’. What (if anything) my experiments say about our local population I will leave for you to decide. But I think you will agree that the texperiments are both surprising and poetic.
(Contributors – Sara, Alastair Sinclair / Lisa Bond, NHC, PW, Creedy)
(Contributors – RWT, DWF, Alastair Sinclair / Lisa Bond, Sara, JG)
feather flight –
(Contributors – Tess, NHC, Bernard Otter, EW, Alastair Sinclair / Lisa Bond)
(Contributors – Mrs Mill, Sara, NHC, RWT, Bernard Otter)
(Contributors – DWF, Tess, Creedy, Sara)
said “Nothing solid,
(Contributors – Creedy, Tess, Maynard Flip Flap)
(Contributors – DWF, RWT, Anon, Creedy)
Charlotte fell –
(Contributors – DWF, Sara, NHC, Bernard Otter, Creedy)