A House of Dust, a poetry project created by Alison Knowles and James Tenney
in 1967, an early example of a computer generated poem,
creating stanzas by working through iterations of lines with
changing words from a finite vocabulary list.
This is far from being the first computer-generated poem — that distinction would go to one of a number of works from the early 1950s. The topic is discussed at length in Chris Funkhouser’s book ‘Prehistoric Digital Poetry.’