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Thursday, April 29, 2010


NaPoWriMo Day 29
For Read Write Poem

You’re almost there, and inspiration for your next to the last NaPoWriMo poem is at your fingertips! D.S. Apfelbaum recalls what William Carlos Williams once wrote, “It is difficult/ to get the news from poems,” but asks, “Who says you can’t get poems from the news?”
For this prompt, choose your favorite newspaper or online news provider. Jot down five to ten headlines that jump out at you and without reading the articles, select elements from each headline to create a new event about which your poem reports.
Alternately, let short-format sections inspire you. Write a poem in the form of an obituary, a personal ad, a classified ad, etc. (Bonus points if you can pull off a poem in the form of a crossword puzzle.)


In a band?
Wanna buy
Good as new
Second hand
Fender Strats?
Three pick-ups
Whammy bar

Red and white
Like Buddy
And plain white
Like Hendrix

Just two grand
For quick sale
Cash only
No returns

Price includes
Hundred watt
Marshall Amp
Six months old

Also have
Effects box
Cash offers

Sold as seen
Up to you

Why buy new?