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 year 2013 ends, news media outlets release roundup after roundup of the year’s best, worst, most memorable and most meaningful. We are prompted to reflect on the year by looking back on significant moments, achievements, and stories. Your task this week is to create found poetry from those 2013 year-end roundups. You may use any relevant source you’d like, but here’s a short list to start:
- Time top 10 of everything in 2013
- Time top photos of 2013
- NPR 10 favorite world music albums of 2013
- NPR’s guide to the best books of 2013
- David Edelstein’s favorite movies of 2013 (NPR)
- Weather.com’s top 100 weather photos of 2013
- New York Times Year in Pictures
- MIT Technology Review Best Internet Stories of the Year
- National Geographic Adventurers of the Year
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