Magnetic Poetry is a line of novelty products invented in 1993 by Dave Kapell. They feature small magnetic tiles printed with single words or fragments that can be adhered to a magnetic metal surface (typically a refrigerator door or file cabinet) and arranged to form phrases, sentences, or entire poems. There are basic kits of tiles with everyday words and special kits with more esoteric words. The brand is owned by Magnetic Poetry, Inc. Millions of Magnetic Poetry Kits, in dozens of different languages and themes, have been sold around the world.
The Original Kit and Sequel Kit are the basic Magnetic Poetry kits. Both have 440 common words and fragments each that can be arranged into phrases and sentences. Fragments include 's' to form plurals, as well as present tense third person singulars and 'ing' to form gerunds.
Magnetic Poetry, Inc. produces a wide range of supplemental kits that have special vocabularies around a certain topic such as sexuality and religion.
Play on words; do we have to spell it out for you? magnetic poetry has become a pop culture phenomenon.(VARIETY)
Nov 25, 1997; Sally Steenland stared at a blank computer screen, the editor's voice in her head having rejected yet another attempt at poetry....
'Magnetic Poetry' anthology takes words off fridge and onto the page.(Originated from Knight-Ridder Newspapers)
Dec 31, 1997; ``The story of Magnetic Poetry writes inventor Dave Kapell, ``begins with a sneeze In 1993, Kapell was a cab driver and aspiring...