- What’s at stake in Tristan Tzara’s “How to make a Dadaist poem“? What is he advocating for? What is he trying to disrupt?
- Now take a look at the first computer generated poem by Erin Mouré that I had you read for homework – how is the Tzara poem different from this?
- To what extent does a work have to be created with a particular intention in order to be called art? Is randomly generated poetry “poetry” proper?
- Does the means by which the poem has been created (scraps of paper versus a computer program) make any difference? Does it change the meaning or significance of the work?
- Are you able to glean meaning from the Mouré poems?
- Is there a way to see these poems as just as meaningful as poems that have been carefully crafted, with the author having a clear intention for each word?