• NSA threat words make for unexpectedly moving magnet poetry
05.19.14

NSA threat words make for unexpectedly moving magnet poetry

The point of magnet poetry is to add a dash of creativity and wordsmithery to your fridge, I figure, but the point of this magnet poetry browser game is create a poem from the words those fearful “threat words” the Department of Homeland security is scanning the Internet for. The game is called POETRY THREATS! and, surprisingly, it makes for better poetry than any I’ve come across on the freezer door. “She was in to me like a chemical spill of methamphetamine,” one poet writes. Another stacks words into the NSA’s logo; accurate, yes, but the meter was not even an afterthought.

You can express your inner poet through surveillance keywords at this scary/fun website.