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: