A House of Dust – Alison Knowles and James Tenney – 1967

A House of Dust, a poetry project created by Alison Knowles and James Tenney and the Siemens 4004 computer 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. The result is an edition of 500 different fifteen-page poems.

via Yale University Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library

more info here: http://wordandimage.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/a-house-of-dust/

Additionally, in 2003 a symposium on Knowles work was held at UCR with the same title.