Edginess: What I Was Searching For

First Spam Poetry since a long time! Every line is an unedited snippet from about 100 spam comments on this blog. Process: View spam comments at random Either pick a phrase from the comment or discard it, then delete the comment. Jump to the next spam comment - spam comments can be processed in any … Continue reading Edginess: What I Was Searching For

Spam Poetry: “Cris-Crossing the Universe”

I have tried my hands at different kinds of experimental internet poetry, and all of the poems turned out to have a dystopic touch or tantalizing hints to some fundamental philosophical truth. Perhaps this says something about 1) The Internet or 2) about my subconsciousness. Since I have reduced blogging frequency, the number of spam … Continue reading Spam Poetry: “Cris-Crossing the Universe”

Poetry from the Virtual Scrapyard Anniversary: I Subconsciously Think about This Element

Today is an anniversary: The first Search Term Poem has seen the light of day one year ago on my Facebook timeline - this was my debut as a search term poet on WordPress on 12-12-12. I have created tons of artifacts from the virtual scrapyard since then. Spammers had enough time to hone their skills since … Continue reading Poetry from the Virtual Scrapyard Anniversary: I Subconsciously Think about This Element

What? A Spooky Spam Poem of Danger, Fear, Hope.

It is time to purge the spam queue again! Spam commenters are still gloomy and plagued with existential questions and answers. I am very proud of the simple and powerful title. What? was a complete spam comment. I even clicked the associated link as it felt so genuine. What? there is no danger If you … Continue reading What? A Spooky Spam Poem of Danger, Fear, Hope.

Decoding Myself: Searching for Hidden Clues in My Blog Posts’ Titles

I am inventing a new experimental genre: Header Poetry. I tag this post with Spam Poetry and Search Term Poetry as - theoretically - my headers could show up as search terms or skillfully drafted spam comments. As an innovator in poetry based on recycled material I need to do this - in order to … Continue reading Decoding Myself: Searching for Hidden Clues in My Blog Posts’ Titles

Existential Spam Poem: The Soul of This Bag

I follow the call to arms by fellow spam poet Michelle(*)(**). Every time she blogs about spam poetry, I have a spam poem in my drafts folder - so I think I need to release the current one now. This time I defined the following goals: there should be a topic and a narrative, and … Continue reading Existential Spam Poem: The Soul of This Bag

Remarks Written by Brain-Dead Visitors

Dear reader, enclosed you find my latest spam poem. Each line is verbatim from a spam comment (including typos). The meme pool had comprised about 400 spam comments collected in the past three weeks. This time I forced myself to compile the poem extremely fast, scrolling through these comments in Data-from-Star-Trek-style and letting my subconsciousness … Continue reading Remarks Written by Brain-Dead Visitors

Surprise Potatoes in the Soldiers’ Vegetable Soup!

Having blogged for more than a year I have finally reached the status of renowned, serious blogger. I have carved out my niche, and I have been asked for providing feedback on a book in that particular category. Of course, it is a book of spam poems.  Surprise Potatoes in the Soldiers’ Vegetable Soup ... … Continue reading Surprise Potatoes in the Soldiers’ Vegetable Soup!

Impolite and Humiliating Spam and Why We Really Need Tags for Spam Comments More than Time Machines

It has been a while since my last spam poem that was really compliant with the rules. My most recent attempt at Spam Poetry bent the rules. (But it is true - I am usually changing the rules as I go.) Recently I have learned from fellow blogger and spam poet Michelle that there is … Continue reading Impolite and Humiliating Spam and Why We Really Need Tags for Spam Comments More than Time Machines

Turning Flattering Chatty Spam into Postmodern Art

As a spam poet you need to avoid the Ground Hog Day Effect: Spam messages are repeating themselves, so how you do your keep your  level of originality as an artist? And spam on blogs is (too) polite these days. You could create tons of flattering poems similar to the following: your website is like an encyclopaedia … Continue reading Turning Flattering Chatty Spam into Postmodern Art

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants and Not Recognizing It

Unfortunately I need to quote myself again and again: Every time I figured I had been very original and creative, The Internet tells me I am not. Others have come before me. I am a lousy historian of geeky art. I have been made aware on Google+ of the fact that there have been other spam … Continue reading Standing on the Shoulders of Giants and Not Recognizing It

Spam Poems and Search Terms Poems: Preliminary Results

[ Spoiler ] I started drafting this post when I has been waiting anxiously for [Spoiler] this blog post [/Spoiler]. In order to set the stage for this I need to let the narrative unfold - the unbelievable story of Search Term Poetry. [ Unnecessary Egocentric Intro Comment ] Actually I once figured I would … Continue reading Spam Poems and Search Terms Poems: Preliminary Results

Taking Crowdsourcing of Art to the Next Level?

Regular readers know that I indulge in creating poetry from my blog visitors' search terms. (Non-regular readers should be aware of the fact that this is not at all a serious endeavor). This blog post by Alex Brown (2019: Link broken) and the related discussion has given me a new idea, very avant-garde, leading edge and … Continue reading Taking Crowdsourcing of Art to the Next Level?