Create a found poem today.

Expanding on the centuries old technique of erasure poetry, Emerge is a playful tool for creating found poetry out of articles, speeches, quotes, books, and more. Emerge was created by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University.


How it works

Select a text

Emerge approaches poetry from a different angle, eliminating the blank page. Start by finding a collection you’re interested in, and select a text to read and create with.

Find your poem

Click words to make them Emerge from the text. Consider how your poem is a reflection on the original text, and respond through the creation of your poem.

Share it with the world

Join the Emerge community by sharing your found poems. Get inspired by viewing other members’ poems.

Get Started

Create a found
poem today.