Saturday, April 5, 2014

Oulipost #5: TAUTOGRAM

The prompt:

Compose a poem whose words — or at least the principal ones — all begin with the same letter. The words must be sourced from your newspaper.

My process:
Well, I've been using an actual newspaper (object) to write my poems but since it's the weekend and I don't have someone dropping off a real paper on my desk. I had to go digital and I refuse to spend the $.99 for 4 weeks and then $4 every week after. I am stubborn. I'd rather walk to get the paper, which I will do tomorrow. Today, I used the digital version and I finally used the Arts section! These articles were short but had enough guts to give me some great words. I chose R because I saw a fun word and went with it.

The result:


Revolutionary Rome

Red room

Romantic rose

Reporters resume

Roles return….

Gilbert, Matthew. "Nothing revolutionary about AMC’s ‘Turn’." The Boston Globe, 5 Apr 2014. Arts Section. 

Rodman, Sarah. "Judge brings Silicon resume to new TV show."The Boston Globe, 5 Apr 2014. Arts Section.


ceeess said...

Interesting that it ended up with a political flavour from the Arts section. Well done!

beth said...

I love "reporters resume reporting"
well done!

Nicole said...

Thank you!!! <3