By News & Resources Editor Martin Elwell. Send me your found poetry news.
I once saw a poet perform his poems while playing “beatbox harmonica.” Admittedly, it was pretty cool. As a person generally regarded to have “no rhythm,” it was a bit out of my league. Until now. Yesterday, I discovered Incredibox, and I’ve been composing killer beats ever since. To get a feel for what’s possible with this addictive tool, check out their Top 50. Happy beatboxing!
FPR Editor-in-Chief Jenni B. Baker recently wrote in the Huffpost Arts & Culture blog about her erasure project Erasing Infinite, where she creates erasure poems from David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest one page at a time. Her post is enlightening, informative and personal, with insights into erasure poetry, fiction and loss. There are many memorable lines in the post, and here is one of my favorites, “Starting with another’s work can give rise to greater personal expression than can often be arrived at by creating completely from scratch.” Read the rest here.
If only fortune cookies were actually as cool as Frank O’Hara’s “Lines for the Fortune Cookies.” If you’ve found a great line or two in a fortune cookie, share it in the comments section below.