...apparently it is just as controversial. Luckily, the liberal-hearted gal I am, I support both.
[please don't take offense to the title of this journal!]
If you are unfamiliar with "Found Poetry," you should mosey on down to Verbatim Poetry
. If you're familiar with it, you might get some inspiration from it.
A good friend of mine, who is also a photographer and artist, has a motto: Art is Everything. Everything is Art.
While in college, many moons ago, after reading a crapload of philosophical views on art, beauty, and the interpretation and comprehension of both, I came to believe that everything really is art. Ultimately it is all subjective, which means that if I see a popsicle melting on the sidewalk and think it's art - it is. If you see a dead bee on the sidewalk, squashed by the bottom of a child's shoe and think it's art - it is. Art is subjective. It doesn't have to be beautiful - it has to move you. Anything that moves you - makes you feel something, anything at all - is art.
So is Found Poetry art? Sure. If people taking nude photos of themselves at a weird angle can be called "art," then I sure as hell will fight to the death about manipulating recycled words into something new and being able to call it art. If you want to call it "slapping together titles," go ahead and continue your close-minded existence. Because after all, aren't all words recycled?
...although I do have to give mad props to the dA member with the following, [creatively original] titled piece:
...ok, I'm done. And I encourage all of you to attempt "found" poetry (or even prose). It's excellent exercise for your mind.