poetry = history + technology

October 27, 2018

We love this new poetry device that’s part of San Antonio’s Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. Word Salsa is a kiosk that was created by Rick Stemm and Stevan Živadinovic, who fed 110,000 words of poetry by San Antonio poets throughout the ages (nearly half from an enthusiastic Naomi Shihab Nye) into their magic machine, then taught it how to compose lines similar to those of real San Antonio poets. At the press of a button, Word Salsa produces a brand new, unique poem, reads it out loud and prints it on a numbered card. Read more about Word Salsa in the San Antonio Express-News.

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