What is Found Poetry?

Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. The resulting poem can be defined as either treated: changed in a profound and systematic manner; or untreated: virtually unchanged from the order, syntax and meaning of the original. The concept of found poetry is closely connected to the revision of the concept of authorship in XX century: as John Hollander put it, ‘anyone may “find” a text; the poet is he who names it, “Text”‘

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  1. Pingback: Saturday Night at the Movies (Found Poetry) | Erasure Poetry

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