Onesixty: The SMS Poetry Magazine.
August 28, 2002 4:33 PM   Subscribe

Onesixty: The SMS Poetry Magazine. Mobile phone poetry, as Andrew Wilson describes it "Text messages are short, so the subject has to be tackled in a way that will fit into 160 characters. A text message poem has to find one truthful moment and describe it." Write your own with this handy abbreviation guide and intro from the Guardian.
posted by Stan Chin (12 comments total)
Also, more poetry from Centrifugal Forces. No, I don't understand most of it either, but interesting concept.
posted by Stan Chin at 4:35 PM on August 28, 2002

Hmm, looks like those mobile phone users pathetic enough to participate are all desperate for sex.

{extreme_sarcasm}I'm shocked.{/extreme_sarcasm}

Good luck you horny dogs, I'm sure thumbing in your soft-core poems will have you humping like bunnies any minute now!
posted by zekinskia at 4:50 PM on August 28, 2002

and i was just getting used to L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E.
posted by clavdivs at 5:16 PM on August 28, 2002

No, you weren't.
posted by webmutant at 5:33 PM on August 28, 2002

Yes, i weren't.
posted by clavdivs at 5:46 PM on August 28, 2002

No: it's what you weren't.
posted by cortex at 6:15 PM on August 28, 2002

i like the design of the site, but the poetry needs help.
posted by moz at 6:20 PM on August 28, 2002

Hm. I thought I'd heard of Suzanne Frishkorn (first poem on OneSixty) somewhere. But I'm still not sure where I've read her.
posted by Shane at 6:44 PM on August 28, 2002

I remember a book from my childhood, entitled "CDB", which featured on its cover a cartoon of one boy pointing out a bumblebee to another boy. C D B?

This reminds me of that book, which contained the following passage:

D D-R S N D I-V.

Accompanying this passage was a cartoon of a wapiti in some foliage. For some reason, the elementary school-aged me found this hilarious. Now that I think about it a little, I still find it hilarious, but I think today's hilarity is aided more than a little by beer. Sweet, sweet beer.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:33 PM on August 28, 2002

Holy smoly Crash, how the heck did you figure that out when you were in elementary school? It took me awhile going "Dee dee ar? Dance dance Revolution? Dee Der Essence Der Iv? [10 minutes pass] Oooh... The Deer is in the Ivy."

You're some kind of... brain baby.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:18 PM on August 28, 2002

Mr. Crash. was that the Reader's Digest abridged version of the book? I learned the first tale this way:

C D Bs?
L, M R N O Bs.
S M R.
L, I L B!
posted by taz at 11:47 PM on August 28, 2002

Worth mentioning that CDB was written by New Yorker cartoonist William Steig, who also wrote Shrek.
posted by mediareport at 5:58 AM on August 29, 2002

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