Wednesday, April 2, 2014


A lipogram is a text that excludes one or more letters of the alphabet. The ingenuity demanded by the restriction varies in proportion to the frequency of the letter or letters excluded. For this initial exercise, you will compose a poem using only words that can be formed from letters that are NOT found in the title of your newspaper. For example, if you are working with the Washington Post, you must avoid using words that contain the letters A, G, H, I, N, O, P, S, T and W.

Well, today I did not hit the jackpot when it comes to newspaper titles. All the good letters live inside The Boston Globe. This was difficult but I survived.


I park car
Pay away fraud
Firm wick
May day...
3, 2, 1....

Sources: Various The Boston Globe Articles from Sections A and B, April 2, 2014.

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