Dada Poem Generation and Non-Informative Flyers

I am pleased to report that the conceptual group has all posted blogs that contain Dada Poems and Non-Informative Flyers.

For those not initiated into the generative processes of the Dada movement, this is the first art movement to truly pioneer setting the antecedents in place to make works using chance. Tristan Tzara recipe for “How to Make a Dadaist Poem” reads like a poem itself:
To make a Dadaist poem:
• Take a newspaper.
• Take a pair of scissors.
• Choose an article as long as you are planning to make your poem.
• Cut out the article.
• Then cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them in a bag.
• Shake it gently.
• Then take out the scraps one after the other in the order in which they left the bag.
• Copy conscientiously.
• The poem will be like you.
• And here are you a writer, infinitely original and endowed with a sensibility that is charming though beyond the understanding of the vulgar.
–Tristan Tzara

For those of you that have never read a Dadaist poem or looked at a Non-informative Flyer—read on. Links to the groups work is below. If you like any of the work you see, please let the blogger know!


  1. I do like this form of art because it provokes you into thinking about what words really mean to you individually verses to you socially. In my opinion it caused me to pay more attention to the meaning of the words every one takes for granted. It also provokes me to try to make sense out of the sentence in a way.

  2. Very interesting approach to writing poetry. I must agree with @daniellehorn1 it does cause you to pay more attention tot he meaning of the words everyone takes for granted.

  3. I love how this project turned out to be an organized mess. It forces the reader or listener to use context clues to figure out exactly what the poem is saying. I also enjoy how much of yourself is actually revealed through something that seems entirely random. Very creative!

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