“Times Haiku” by Jacob Harris and The New York Times

Screen capture from “Times Haiku” by Jacob Harris and The New York Times. Gray background with blue lines scatters around with various strophes written throughout the image. Text: "His deadly prose is / so authentic that it has / a life of its own." Twitter as tool for Colin / Quinn and Mike Birbiglia " Remaining text too small to read.
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This program mines articles in the New York Times home page, and using a dictionary and syllable counting algorithm and a few filters, discover sentences that can be cut into the shape of a haiku. The output of this generator is vetted by NY Times journalists, who identify the best ones for publication in the Tumblr blog, after generating background art based on the first line of the haiku. Read Harris’ about page for more details on this breakthrough in generative poetry.

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