For World Poetry Day
21 Mar 2017
For UNESCO's World Poetry Day 2017, three poems from an ongoing project of mine to compose found poetry by listening to the live stream of Toronto Public Library searches.
Each poem is the product of a single listening session and the order of the search terms has not been rearranged, though not all search terms from a listening session are included - the composition process is a selective choice of search terms as they are heard, followed by restructuring of the text through punctuation.
Once Emerged Horses
Johnny Cash carousel thin man mirror blue. Billy Strayhorn brain - limitless billable hours. Oliver Stone anime traffic accidents, succulents, investments; anime Coleman Hawkins, you can heal your life. Donny Osmond dreamland bringing in the new year; Paul Klee once emerged horses, twilight horses.
Huge Collateral People
Cinderella, man, city and town life sleep demons. Surely your joking Mr. Adoption Egomaniac, knitting knitting artisan filigree. International adoption marketing metrics, strangers in their own land marketing metrics. Ready to read the burial hour wings huge, collateral people.
Animals Breathless Animals
My grandfather's gallery, I'm thinking of ending things; animals, you are not so smart. Food, health and happiness designing your life. Animals, breathless animals; the highly sensitive child colours the bloody chamber. And other stories: invincible living embrace of the serpent, big data homeland. Autoimmune printers quilting, autoimmune quilting overdrive. Winter, from me to you, never, never, Toronto filthy rich heartland. The complete salvage.