Man to Purchase Drone, Drop Poems Instead of Bombs


The Los Angeles poet, translator, and filmmaker David Shook has created a Kickstarter campaign with the imaginative objective of purchasing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—i.e., a drone—to rain specially comissioned poems on cities around the world.

The poems, printed on biodegradable paper implanted with wildflower seeds, will address the US military’s covert drone strikes, which have killed thousands of people, including hundreds of children and adult civilians.

In addition to purchasing a base model drone, the Poetry Drone project will, if properly funded, publish an anthology of the poems used as artillery in Shook’s guerilla crusade for peace.

Tara Landers graduates in December from UC Berkeley with degrees in Media Studies and Art History. With vague plans of working for a human rights organization in the future, she currently writes content for a mobile app that makes ordering bottle service more convenient. More from this author →