"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.
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On Tuesday August 14, 2012, there was a
story in the Orlando Sentinel about the Burmese Pythons in the Everglades. I did a news print poem about it, but I didn’t
post it because I used another poem that day.
has instituted “The Great Python Challenge” to try to reduce the numbers of these
snakes in Florida. It’s a one-month
hunting season for pythons with a prize of $1,500 for whoever kills the most
and a $1,000 prize for whoever gets the largest.
Burmese pythons in the Everglades are
big news right now. Senator Bill Nelson was
out hunting pythons last week, and Stephen Colbert did a segment about the
python hunt on his show this week.