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Exercise 1: Verbatim "Found Poem"

 

Found Poetry Exercises

 

Ex 01: Verbatim Found Poem

 

Participants

 

   Neal Whitman    /NW

A Bottle of 2005 Pesquera...
Revel in Unusual Spike: Fibonacci

   Shanna Baldwin Moore    /SBM

   Linda Papanicolau    /LP

Tanka: on Douglas Adams Text
Haiku and Senryu from a Spam List
Four Haiga Found Poems from the L. L. Bean 2012 Spring Catalogue

   Karina Klesko    /KK

Memoirs of a Southern Woman

   Bernard Gieske    /BG

   John Daleiden    /JD

Senyru from a Spam List

   Judith Gorgone    /JG

Untitled: in a letter from a Korean friend

   Craig Tigerman     /CT

A Dozen Favorites: Quatrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise 1: Four Haiga Found Poems from the L. L. Bean 2012 Spring Catalogue

 

Linda Papanicolaou

        

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Exercise 1: Four Haiga Found Poems from the L. L. Bean 2012 Spring Catalogue

 

Definition Material:

   How to create a Verbatim poem:

Take an excerpt from a written or verbal source and arrange it, word for word, into lines. The source can be anything except an existing poem or lyrics. Give details of the source so we know it's real and can credit the source accurately.

    Tips:

You may add punctuation where the original source is unpunctuated (i.e. spoken or graphical sources).

If the excerpt contains private or personal information it is better to disguise it (i.e. change names).

The word order should be as you found it, but you may exercise poetic license in matters of style. For example:

  • invent your own title
  • choose whether or not to write numerals ('21') and symbols ('$') as words ('twenty-one', 'dollars')
  • write quotations in italics or "speech marks"
  • choose whether or not to capitalize each line beginning (some do, most don't)

Posting / Submission:

Post your poem to the foundpoetryforum: Select Post at the link below:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/foundpoetrystudio/

Subject line:  Verbatim  + Author Name
For Example:  Verbatim Joe Writer

Resources:

Verbatim: The Rules:
http://verbatimpoetry.blogspot.com/p/rules.html

Available in the foundpoetryforum Links: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/foundpoetrystudio/links/VERBATIM__RULES_001326495518/