Poetry Prompt: Your Favorite Poet

Carl Spitzweg - Der arme Poet (Neue Pinakothek)

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.

Your task this week:

Choose your favorite poet (or a favorite poet) and consult a list of their poem titles in a table of contents or list of works. Select from your chosen poet’s poem titles, leaving the full titles intact but reordering them to create an original poem. This exercise is a variation on the cento technique.

As always, please share your poems in the comments or submit to an upcoming issue.


Image: “Der arme Poet ((Neue Pinakothek)” by Carl Spitzweg (public domain). 

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