Try writing your own found poem!

Read Anna’s garbage poems

Step 1: Find some words!

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  • Copy & Paste

Click on garbage items below to create the word list for your found poem.

Copy and paste any text into this box. (For example: a government press release, a 1860s etiquette guide, a Wikipedia page, and so on).

Step 2: Here are the words you can choose from.

Use the buttons to sort alphabetically, or shuffle randomly.

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Step 3: Write your poem here!

Use any words that appear in the list above. You can use a word more than once.

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