"News print poetry", a form of "found poetry" or "blackout poetry." I took one story from the Orlando Sentinel newspaper each day and transformed it into a poem by creatively selecting words from the story. The words are kept in their original order and no words were added. The 2012 project is completed, but I add new poems from time to time.
I commented on my progress, and about writing in general, on a companion blog: http://newsprintpoetry.blogspot.com.
chief justice branded a turncoat, a
constitutional clash, a
victory for Obama.
democrats most ambitious
legislation in a decade— upheld.
experts praised the chief justice
rising to the occasion in
such a momentous case.
impressive feat of statesmanship.
analysis, not politics, controlled
courts surprise ruling
change voter attitudes on
a landmark piece of legislation.
set out to remedy a problem—
problem of health care being beyond the
reach of many Americans.
Affordable Care Act is
Every now and then someone does the right thing.Obama did the right thing when he reformed the
health-care insurance system.Judge John
Roberts did the right thing when he found the legislation constitutional.
This act changes nothing between you and your doctor.Except, if you didn’t have a doctor before,
now maybe you can afford to see one.This act is not about health-care reform; it is about