The future of poetry: Rapid 3D prototyping!
The next step in this technology is the move to home use. People in the industry like to say that 3D printing is currently where the homebrew computer scene was in the early 80’s; full of hobbyists and hackers, but poised to become the next big thing. This is nowhere more evident than in Makerbot and RepRap, two of the more popular 3D-fab-at-home solutions. For under $1500, you can buy and install a system from either seller that allows you to make your own 3D printed objects at home. Even better, a library could purchase a 3D printer, and make it available for use for the public.
(Even EVEN better is that these machines can replicate themselves, so pretty soon even the most hardened Luddites in your writing group could be prototyping instead of typewriting).
Right now, the best poetry-objects out there are napkin rings that you can customize with your own poems. Surely you can do better than that.