This post is part of a series of weekly found poetry prompts. If you have an idea for a found poetry source, email Senior Poetry Editor Beth Ayer.
As the end of 2014 approaches, the best books of 2014 lists start rolling out. With a quick search, you can parse the best and worst, with varying degrees of urgency. (OK, the worst list is not specific to 2014. I did say “quick search”.) NPR’s Book Concierge takes the “best of” list a step farther, offering a sortable list of around 250 of the year’s best chosen by NPR staff and critics. You can filter by subject area and genre to peruse recommendations and reviews for each title.
Your prompt: Each book in the list has a corresponding summary/review paragraph. Select three or more titles and write a poem using only the text in the Book Concierge blurb.
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