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. The above image is a screenshot from the Web Style Guide.
The Web Style Guide (3rd edition) by Patrick Lynch and Sarah Horton can be a helpful reference for web editors and the like. The authors set out to ” inspire us to strive for universal usability.” Let’s extend this work’s use a bit further and remix its guiding words into something unexpected. The authors talk about helping to orient web users and guiding them towards “closure” (ending up in the place they wanted or expected to go). How different is poetry in both process and effect? Maybe poetry guides readers through disorientation towards a place they didn’t know they wanted to go.
Remix or erase the text of the Web Style Guide in the manner of your choosing. As always, please share the results in the comments.