Edi[t]fy is the result of an collaborative online poetry experiment, curated by Geraldine O'Kane and Colin Dardis.
Held as an online writing experiment, we invited writers to get involved and unleash their creations, in return for the opportunity to edit and modify someone else's work. them to give over their first drafts, and allow them to be chopped, changed, expanded, reduced and re-imagined by another poet, in other words, 'editfied'.
The focus concurrently being on collaboration and separation, we wanted to see what end results are reached, and what feelings and problems are met along the way. The thoughts of each editing poet can be read at the end of each couplet of poems.
Every poet has first drafts which have been scribbled down, and never returned to yet, whether out of lack of time or inspiration, or perhaps just allowing time for digestion before tackling the next stage. In here, you’ll find fifteen poets from across Ireland, all having taken part in the process of anonymously redrafting and editing a randomly assigned poem by someone else, and handing over their own work. The results are featured alongside the originals, so the reader can compare and contrast; seeing what has moved on, what was kept, where lines run parallel, overlap, or go off on completely new directions.
A second Edi[t]fy is planned for later in 2015. You can download Edi[t]fy #1 at the link on the bottom left.