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Dada Poem

Dada or Dadaism was an artistic movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Its roots however lie in pre-war avant-garde. It fully developed in reaction to World War I, it consisted of artists who rejected the logic, reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art, theatre and graphic design and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the standards in art through anti-art cultural works.

In poetry Dadaists used shock, nihilism, negativity, randomness and subconscious forces to subvert established traditions in the aftermath of the Great War.

Lets try:
We can create a novel Dada poem, by taking a newspaper and scissors and cut out each word individually. Place each word in bag and shake, then take out one word at a time and write it down you will be creating original verse.

Another interesting way to be creative, is to take two or three of your own poems and mix them to make a new one, to make it fun you can do this by cutting up the lines or even single words placing into a bag and randomly draw them and see what unfolds it is truly remarkable what you can uncover.


Published by poetisatinta

I was born and live in rural North Wales (UK) and found poetry again after a lifetime, so grateful I did :)

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