CompSci/CompLit: Anyone have links to interesting "poetry" generators?
March 3, 2013 7:38 AM   Subscribe

I've found this (see more here), which seems to be defunct (links to the "generator" are 404), and this, which is less than satisfying. Here in the age of alleged "robot authors" I'm hoping to do better. Any leads, anyone?

And if you're thinking, "Hey, how about a little something more, maybe tangentially related, just for amusement's sake?" then I'm thinking "Okay, here."
posted by Broccoli Bear to Technology (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
How about this?
posted by moonmilk at 8:44 AM on March 3, 2013

I'm not sure if it produces "good" poems, but pentametron constructs sonnets out of daily twitter data.
posted by demiurge at 8:46 AM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Both of those are more amusing than anything I found on my own. Thank you.

I particularly like @Pentametron. Mining twitter for appropriate meter is very clever, as it seems to catch more complete thoughts and a degree of current-events topicality that is missing from the google bots (absent additional intervention by the user).
posted by Broccoli Bear at 9:34 AM on March 3, 2013

I didn't want to mention pentametron, since I made it, but now I can say thanks!
posted by moonmilk at 9:52 AM on March 3, 2013

Response by poster: And now I don't have to worry about asking you why you didn't mention it, so thanks for that as well.
posted by Broccoli Bear at 10:06 AM on March 3, 2013

You should look at the work of Nick Montfort and Tony Veale and the past editions of the International Conference on Computational Creativity such as this paper
posted by Jabberwocky at 2:14 PM on March 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thank you, Jabberwocky. I will.
posted by Broccoli Bear at 6:22 AM on March 4, 2013

Documentation about "Frequency", a poetry generator by Scott Rettberg
posted by moonmilk at 1:28 PM on March 6, 2013

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