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Oulipost: Day 6

In spite of being the most accessible prompt so far, this one kind of did me in. I was starting to feel a little sick when I started attempting it and was full blown done with the world after 20 … Continue reading

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Oulipost: Day 5

I used all obituaries this time around. They were pretty short, so I drew from five. Prompt: Compose a Tautogram poem whose words — or at least the principal ones — all begin with the same letter. The words must be … Continue reading

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Oulipost: Day 4

Not much wiggle room with this prompt at first glance, but I did play with line breaks again. My poems so far seem to have developed a little anti-establishment theme? I’m not libertarian, but maybe my subconscious is… Prompt: In a … Continue reading

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Oulipost: Day 3

Prompt: Select a single sentence from a newspaper article. Replace each meaningful word in the text [verb, noun, adjective, adverb] by its dictionary definition. Repeat this treatment on the resulting sentence, and so on, until you’ve had enough! Note that after only two such … Continue reading

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Oulipost: Day 2

Prompt: Create a poem using words from your source newspaper that are comprised of letters NOT found in the title of the newspaper. “Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas: sun, surf and solitude.” Carpenter, Mackenzie. The Chicago Tribune 2 April 2014. “April … Continue reading

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