Notes   /   8 February 2019

A Few Discussion Questions from Funkhouser, "First-Generation Poetry Generators"

  • Near the conclusion of Funkhouser's essay, he discusses and responds to one writer, John Morris, who used a computer to generate haiku. Ultimately, why does Funkhouser conclude that Morris's view is pessimistic?
  • Funkhouser claims that there are various, new standards for judging the success of digital creative writing, so what are some of those?
  • So how do you read and appreciate computer-generated poetry?