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Monday, April 14, 2014

Oulipost #`14: Column Inches

Oulipost # 14: Column Inches

Experimental Violins
2 soloists,
charming, quiet, paranoia, love, bias
close playing field, $1275 + until
million or video

Experimental Violins
2 slsts, charming, quiet prn, lv, bs,
close PL FLD, $1275 + until 
million or video

Experimental Farm, 2 bdrm, charming, quiet, prkg frpl,
hrdwd, close ROH/Civic, $1275 + until 
May or June 1st.



Experimental Violins
2 slsts, charming, quiet prn, lv, bs,
close PL FLD, $1275 + until million or video

SOURCES

Borenstein, Seth. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. “New violins beat Strads in blind test.” The Ottawa Citizen. 14 April 2014. C7

PROMPT: COLUMN INCHES

Refer to the advertising section or the classifieds in your source newspaper. Create a poem by replacing all of the nouns in your chosen ad segment or classified listing with nouns from one article in the same newspaper. You may use multiple ads/classifieds, presented in the order of your choosing.

ELABORATION


I could have written a longer poem, but I loved the simple madness of this one & didn’t want to take it further. I thought it might be fun to apply the abbreviated technique of the source ad to the poem.

3 comments:

margoroby.com said...

That is clever.

Sonja Johanson said...

The first one is my favourite!"quiet, charming, paranoia, love, bias"

Amanda Earl said...

thanks very much!