"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.
unfeeling, uncaring plutocrat. explaining
away another gaffe.
political world roiled.
insulted everyday people, people
who work incredibly hard.
told high-paying donors—
of Americans are worthless, lazy, don’t
pay taxes, don’t
have a job, and
don’t want one.
this the utterance that decides the election?
Not only did Romney dismissively insult
half the people in this country, but his facts were wrong. He claimed that people who don’t pay taxes
are going to vote for Obama no matter what.The fact is that the states with the highest proportion of people who
don’t pay income taxes are “red states.”
Message to people who don’t pay income
taxes: You heard the man.Vote for
If only people would vote their
pocketbook instead of their prejudices, Obama would win all 50 states.