Expanding on the centuries old technique of “erasure” poetry, Emerge prompts users to write poetry using seminal texts as inspiration with a focus on reflection on the original text and response through creation of a poem.
Seminal texts can be added based on organizational need, location, audience, or event type.
The Emerge app was made using a human-centered design approach. The app approaches poetry from a different angle, eliminating the blank page and leading to a rich, creative experience for people of all ages and reading levels.
You can print and share your new poem, carrying on the dialogue started by engaging in the original text.
Poems can be printed and shared with the community to carry on a dialogue through poetry around each new text.
Creativity stations allow users to further personalize their poems with various design and crafting tools.
Traveling Stanzas community arts projects bring poetry to people’s everyday lives through innovative methods and digital platforms.