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Exercise 2: Found Poem using any two sources selected by the author


Found Poetry Exercise 2




   Neal Whitman    /NW

   Shanna Baldwin Moore    /SBM

   Linda Papanicolau    /LP

   Karina Klesko    /KK

Dragons at the Door: Haibun 
Daylily - Following the Sun 
Daylily - Following the Sun - White   
Daylily - Following the Sun - Black 
Sijo / Korean Song: Proverbs

   Bernard Gieske    /BG

Tribute To Jean Ritchie: Free Verse

   John Daleiden    /JD

The Interloper Journeys From Page to Page
A Night At The Opera: Incremental Line Increase

   Judith Gorgone

as big as life: Free Verse

   Craig Tigerman

Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear































































Judith Gorgone: Exercise 2: Two sources in a Found Poem Free Verse


as big as life: Free Verse


as big as life
i see it
life for you
i hear it
in things you tell me
things you will do
and i wish
in your life
enough time
for you to do them
and more
life for you

Image--LIFE FOR YOU Sister Corita Kent

This is a poem for my son--who has been battling cancer for 11 years and is now 40. Yesterday we had test results and Sister Corita's work was there for me. I have always been a big fan of her work since the sixties. Her found poetry image for this was LIFE magazine...mine is hers.



1: Image--LIFE FOR YOU Sister Corita Kent

2: Image--Exhibition of Sister Corita Kent's work

About Sister Corita Kent:

Corita Kent (November 20, 1918 September 18, 1986), aka Sister Mary Corita Kent, was born Frances Elizabeth Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Kent was an artist and an educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping to establish it as a fine art medium. Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Kent designed the 1985 annual "love" stamp.

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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Author: Exercise 2: Two sources in a Found Poem


as big as life: Free Verse: Judith Gorgone


The Task: Write a found Poem using any two or more sources selected by the author.

Be sure to identify your sources; for each source include title, author, publisher, and / or an on-line link if one is available.

Title your poem. 

Be sure to save a copy of your poem to your own computer; then post to the foundpoetrystudio.

Definition Material:


Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems.

and from Wikipedia:

Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and re-framing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and/or lines (and consequently meaning), or by altering the text by additions and/or deletions. The resulting poem can be defined as either treated: changed in a profound and systematic manner; or untreated (verbatim): virtually unchanged from the order, syntax and meaning of the original.

Posting / Submission:

Post to the foundpoetrystudio at this link:

  •  click post
  • select rich-text format
  • paste in your document or type in your document
  • format your document
  • PROOF READ YOUR DOCUMENT -- this is very important!
  • send your document
  • respond to feedback

List of Resources:

The Found Poetry Review: an on-line journal

This quarterly on-line journal provides good definitions of "found poetry", examples, and a fair use standard.

They publish found poetry, centos, erasure poems and other forms that incorporate elements of existing texts.

Read Examples of Found Poems:

The Found Poetry Review:

Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern and Western Short Forms:  Found Poem Contest