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AI poetry published in Voice & Verse

Issue 65 of Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine (聲韻詩刊) will include an English-language section on "Cruel Spring". Polyptech's AI poems, "Spring Frightened Us" and "The Day of Vernal Equinox", will be included in this section.

Polyptech, April is the Cruelest Month, AI art, 2022. Copyright the artist.

Polyptech on the two poems:

"These poems were created in collaboration with artificial intelligence (AI). The AI uses a generative text model developed by Open AI, using machine learning and deep learning to generate natural language. The creative process begins with machine-learning the style of a particular poem or poet. Then over numerous iterations and with additional input and human editing, original verses are ultimately produced, co-written by collaboration between humans and the AI. For these poems, the AI was trained on excerpts from T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. The Day of Vernal Equinox is featured in the poetry film Ruined World: An AI Elegy, where all elements (text, visuals, and music) were co-created with the assistance of artificial intelligence."

Polyptech is an award-winning art collective producing digital art on the blockchain using artificial intelligence (AI). Its video poetry, NFT art, AI art and generative art have been exhibited internationally, at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, and the Crypto and Digital Art Fair (CADAF) in Paris, among others. Polyptech’s poetry film, Ruined World: An AI Elegy, will premiere in Los Angeles in June 2022 at the New Media Art Festival.

Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine is a Hong Kong-based print poetry publication. In each issue, it publishes Chinese-language poems and critique pieces on poetry.

See the contributors to the CRUEL SPRING section here. Subscribe to Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine or buy individual issues here.

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