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.
Is it always illegal to kill a woman?
Oh, don’t be alarmed. That’s just a quote from a vintage ad for an office postage meter. There are examples of sexist vintage advertising all over the internet, for example here and here. And their modern counterparts over here. One thing the older ads have going for them? More text to recycle.
This week, write found poems using the text found in vintage advertisements. Please share the results in the comments!