programmed by
Samuel Collier


Written by
Dr. Michael Karl Ritchie



Spaceship is an experimental poem composed by Dr. Michael Karl Ritchie of Arkansas Tech University. In its original form, Spaceship is written on note cards and then shuffled so that the poem is not in any set order. You can see an interview with Dr. Ritchie about Spaceship Here.

This reproduction of spaceship is an attempt to provide an online version that also reproduces the poem's lack of set order by randomizing the "cards" on which Spaceship was originally written.


There are 25 "cards". How many would you like to see?


Thanks to Samuel Collier for taking the time to write me instructions for modifying his version of Dr. Ritchie's "Spaceship so that I could include it here and on the English Department's web pages. To play with Dr. Ritchie's poem "Robot" click here.