A crowdsourced poem is created entirely from words submitted by the public on a particular topic or theme, through social networks like Twitter and Facebook, by email, and in person. This can happen in one day or over a number of weeks. Once all the lines and words have been collated, they are cut up and combine these words into a new, coherent and crowdsourced poem. For more on crowdsourced poetry and to take part, go to www.crowdsourcedpoetry.co.uk.
During climate change summit COP22, Dan crowdsourced a poem about climate change for Free Word. As COP22 discussed this global issue in Marrakech, we invited you to be part of the conversation by helping to create a brand new poem.
Read and listen to the poem here: www.crowdsourcedpoetry.co.uk
The National Museum of Scotland played host to Game Masters, an exhibition showcasing classic and contemporary videogame design. The Museum celebrated the show with a Museum Lates event, featuring music, talks, and – of course – plenty of games. It also featured a brand new crowdsourced poem created by Dan!
Listen to it here: www.crowdsourcedpoetry.com
The Royal Academy of Arts wanted a crowdsourced poem for their Sensing Spaces architectural exhibition. Over the course of a Museum Late event - where visitors explored the show in the gallery after-hours - Dan spoke to lots of people, collected their words in response to the exhibition and architecture, and turned them into a poem. People also took part on Twitter.
Read the poem here: www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/making-verses
A crowdsourced poem all about discovery and books created for The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury with artist Mark John Smith. Mark responded to the finished poem with a new artwork, currently displayed on The Beaney’s artwall.
Read it here: www.crowdsourcedpoetry.co.uk