As Marty mentioned in this week’s Finders Keepers roundup, there was a recent article in The Daily Beast discussing appropriation in Bob Dylan’s 2004 memoir, Chronicles: Volume One. The discovery of Dylan’s “personal ‘Da Vinci Code,’ a hidden metatext full of fabrication, allusion, and widespread appropriation,” prompts a broader discussion of borrowing and sampling in art, and even the nature of truth in storytelling.
Naturally, we at the Found Poetry Review enjoy this discussion. So for this week’s poetry prompt, I simply ask you to write a poem sourced from Chronicles: Volume One: remix, erase or otherwise sample the text to create a poem. Please share the results in the comments, or submit to FPR Volume 8. (Side note: we are still taking submissions for Lá Bloom: Found Poetry from Ulysses through May 30th. )
On, here’s a remix of Bob Dylan’s “Most Likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine.” Enjoy.