Speed Poetry: An Experiment

What is Speed Poetry? A daily, ten minute brain dump of words. I was calling it a throat clearer—that’s also a good description of it, because poetry is a very loose term for what these daily dumps are—but each page does fit certain parameters. Stream of consciousness poetry slams? Throwaway poems? Whatever. How does it work? Set timer for 10 minutes Go to watchout4snakes, and generate a word. This will be the theme. GO! No judgements, no editing. The goal is simply to write and fill the page as quickly as possible. Stop clock. Note time. Take photo of poem. …