Found Words: Band Descriptors

As part of a MOOC about writing and teaching, with The Writing Thief book as our source, we’ve been out looking for found texts. I was perusing the program for our city’s First Night celebrations, and discovered all sorts of neat and nifty phrases about the bands who are performing.

found band descriptions – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Peace (in the found),

On the Hunt for Words (A Poem of Found Poetry)

Found – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

I am taking part in a small, open MOOC through some friends in San Diego, using an education book called The Writing Thief as its anchor text (and the book itself is about mentor texts). There is a roll-out of Make Cycle activities and the most recent one asks us to do a word scavenger hunt in the world.

I decided to use an online random poetry line generator, just to see what it would spit out, and whether or not I could pull lines of a random poem together into something with structure (sort of). Interestingly, I think it works, particularly when you add visual media to the lines.

What helped is that the reference to a poet happened twice for me, so I used those lines as bookends.

Peace (in the hunt),