Poems Inspired by Atlas Obscura articles and randomly selected music genres

Hi all–

I thought it’d be fun to have a daily writing practice where I read new Altas Obscura articles while listening to a music genre I randomly selected, then wrote a poem about it. I’ve started posting these on Medium, and I’d love it if you’d check them out. There’s only two up so far, but I’m hoping to post every couple of days. I’ll update this thread.

Thanks for reading.

Mississippi Petrified Forest (paired with Christmas music)

Come for the Controlled Flooding (paired with 90’s alt rock)


Cool project! Thanks for sharing, and be sure to keep us updated!

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Here’s one written about a dead glacier while listening to reggae.

Farewell to glacier / reggae poem

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Hi! I just posted a new one about a Hawaiian bog getting a makeover (paired with 90’s house music). Still working through my August poems. :smile:

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Thanks for sharing! :face_with_monocle:

I’ve put up a few more. Hope you enjoy!

Ibis mummies article while listening to barbershop quartet:

Apollo astronauts signed memorabilia in quarantine (as life insurance) while listening to Bach:

Mongolia’s disappearing ice and contemporary Christian:

The Gobi Desert’s chili peppers while listening to KPop

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