View Full Version : Found Poems!

03-07-2009, 02:41 AM
This game is pretty easy and a lot of fun. The idea is to find a poem in something that is already written. It can be a page from a book, magazine, comic, even the back of a cereal box. The originating material is up to you.

Use just one page, start at the top and choose words or lines that will make up your new poem. (If anyone is worried about plagiarism, found poems are an acceptable writing form and there are no issues that way).

The only requirement in the game is that you tell us where you found your new poem.

Here is an example of a found poem and how to post.

Found poem from the opening critic's review page of the novel "City of God" by E.L. Doctorow

City of our times, a
provocative masterwork
of stark tragedy that
blooms humanity and
frames poetry

To the observer
at best - half a dozen
alive, a single vein
in thirty languages
hard lives in
New York.