Idea for an activity:
Take a text, in another language, that you love (poem, song, whatever).
Use Google translate to translate it to English.
If the result is sufficiently strange, copy it, reduce it, and perform it like a poem at a poetry slam.
If the result is too normal, try translating the translated version into a different language, then from that language into English, or into another language -- repeat until you have freed the words from the original text.
Alternatively, perform it as a rap, or a country song, or a politician's speech, or an expression of love...
To reduce a text: remove extraneous words (the words "that don't stick to the page" as Frank Reeve used to say), strip out unnecessary language until you have the real stuff, the words that can't be removed without changing the meaning significantly.