"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.
it over and over, Buffing
and polishing it, Joshing
with the audience, Riffing
off what he sees, Interweaving
family stories with political points Building
to a swell of cheering, Receiving
heart of the stump speech:
is about two very different visions of America.”
should listen carefully.
Republicans are fond of saying that reelecting Obama will
give us an America you won’t recognize. This is their typical tactic of projecting
their own faults on to Obama.Bush
nearly destroyed this country, Romney and his cronies will finish the job if
they get the chance.