Can Computers Write Poetry? And Is Computer Programming Poetry?

Michael Anthony Blackout Poetry, Writing Leave a Comment

I was recently watching this Ted Talk about this computer program that could write poetry. In the video, this computer programmer, Oscar Schwartz, programmed a computer to write poetry! (He also used other algorithms created by other people to obtain more samples of computer-generated poems.) After the computer wrote a few poems, Schwartz showed a few people the poems and …

AJ Verdelle – Revising Your Writing

Michael Anthony Best Of, MFA Notes, Self Improvement / Healthy Living, Self Improvement / Healthy Living, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Type A Revision – with A.J. Verdelle – How to Revise Your Writing Write → Review → Tighten → Clarify → Reorder → Seek nuance → Move the story forward → How do you know when your story is finished? Finished: When you’ve said all you have to say. Finished: When there’s a clear beginning, middle, and end. Remember: “You don’t get the book you …

Blackout Poetry: Combat Action Badge

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This poem/post will probably be a little more controversial than most Blackout poetry posts. That’s because it involves Combat Action Badges, and the current debate regarding them, and when/how/if/under what circumstances they should be awarded. My position on this is somewhat unique, though I know I’m not alone… This article originally appeared in the Army Times and was over whether …