Pome

pome "(Poets Are|Poet Is)"
pome "Poets? Must"
pome "(Poems Are|Poem Is)"
pome "Poetry Is"
pome "Best Poetry"
pome "Good Poetry"
pome "Bad Poetry"
pome "Worst Poetry"

I have a piece of work in the latest issue of Truck, curated by Alan Sondheim:

http://halvard-johnson.blogspot.com/2014_04_01_archive.html

It’s a Bash script called Pome, you can read it and its output here:

http://halvard-johnson.blogspot.ca/2014/04/rob-myers-binbash-cat-pome.html

The script downloads the text of the Project Gutenberg CD and searches for mentions of poetry and related concepts, gathering together assertions about them. Originally I started using Python, but Bash ended up being easier to use. It serves as a demonstration of the strengths and weaknesses of Digital Humanities approaches to text and to fear of them.

I like the output, particularly the last piece.

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