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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Found Poetry

Creating found poetry is one of my never-fail creativity jumpstarts.
Pull pages from a couple of different books or magazines or newspaper articles. I often use pages from my poetry anthology from college and pages from old novels.
Then cut out five or ten or fifteen phrases that jump out at you--words you like, pieces you are attracted to for whatever reason. DO NOT TRY TO MAKE POETRY AT THIS POINT!
At some point you'll have enough pieces to start jumbling them around, and before you know it (and I PROMISE this is true) these disparate fragments will turn into something both meaningful and cohesive.
It's magic! (As is often the case when we get out of the way and let art happen.)

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Looks like fun and you sure did pull it off!

leviacarmina said...

Cool !
I will try it as it will stop my more intellectual side to interfere :)

deborahsantoro said...

I love this idea! Now if only I can write it down somewhere to remember when I need it...

Carolyn Dube said...

How true- we are the ones usually in our way! What a great way to jump start the art!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I have one of those magnetic poetry kits and I pull out a handful and do a similar process... it is such a great prompt and I love the whole crafting the words together thing... you have done it beautifully here....xx

Angie Richmond said...

Great piece! I Love art with words :)

Rita said...

Looks like fun! You did a great job.
Love the videos. :)