Curated in partnership with the Center for Earth Ethics
Walt Whitman, 1871
Sandra Cisneros, 1984
Langston Hughes, 1958
Emerge is a tool for creating found poetry out of any kind of source text—a book, article, letter, document—you name it. Check out our curated starting points below.
Get started by choosing a collection. When you browse by collection, you’ll always have multiple texts to choose from.
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Creating an Emerge poem is a way of poetically reflecting on an original text, and building new meaning within a creative community.
Curated by the Wick Poetry Center Staff at Kent State University
Jump right into a creating your poem from an original source text.