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
A crowdsourced poem for the University of Kent's 50th Anniversary. The poem was read out at gala dinners in Eliot and Rutherford and subsequently shared across social media channels and in the Kent alumni magazine.
Watch the poem here: www.kent.ac.uk/50
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