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Why Found Poetry?


Found poetry is creating a new poem from an existing source. In this article I will explain my reasons for why I believe that found poetry is perhaps the ideal type of poetry. I enjoy found poetry so much, that of the poems I have written, of them are found poems (and can be found here). I will also list some cons of found poetry and ways to get around those cons.

The pros of found poetry as I see it are as follows:

The cons of found poetry as I see it are as follows:

I hope this gave you some appreciation for the benefits of found poetry. To see some examples of found poetry I've created, see my Found Poetry. I'd enjoy reading your found poems, and creating my found poetry from your found poems, so please send them my way.

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