Found Poetry Exercises
Verbatim Found Poem
Bottle of 2005 Pesquera...
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Douglas Adams Text
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Karina Klesko /KK
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in a letter from a Korean friend
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Tanka: Verbatim "Found Poem"
replaced by something
There is a
theory which states that if ever anybody discovers
exactly what the Universe for and why it is here, it
will instantly disappear and be replaced by something
even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another
theory which states that this has already happened.
~Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
particularly good tanka, but trying to keep it
is more akin to the results I would get with my usual
method of cutting words from print publications. Not
sure what I think—really
preserving the "found word" quality of someone else's
typesetting gives it a certain presence that I think
cyber cut'n'paste doesn't have.
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foundpoetrystudio post Nos.: 24, 26, 27, 28, 34, 38, 39,
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Tanka: Verbatim "Found Poem" from Linda
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.
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
whether or not to write numerals ('21') and symbols
('$') as words ('twenty-one', 'dollars')
quotations in italics or "speech marks"
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
Subject line: Verbatim + Author Name
For Example: Verbatim Joe Writer
Verbatim: The Rules:
Available in the foundpoetryforum Links: