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Found Poetry Prompt: Etiquette

Whether you strive to be on your best conduct “under all circumstances in life” or believe there are times when everyone just needs to relax and check their best behavior at the door, we invite you to write a found poem related to this week’s theme.
This week’s theme is ETIQUETTE.

Use Emily Post’s Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home as the source text for this week’s found poem — whether sincere, satire or something in between.

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Found Poetry Prompt: Experiments

In the spirit of promoting the art of found poetry beyond our four issues per year, we’re launching a series of weekly poetry prompts to get poets writing found poems, erasure poems and centos all year round.

This week’s theme is EXPERIMENTS.

In honor of found poetry — an experimental poetry form — write a found poem related to the idea of experiments. Check out these sample texts/links to get you started, or use a source of your own to come up with this week’s poem.

Guest Poet: Carolee Sherwood

As we prepare for our debut issue to be released this summer, we will use this section of the site to spotlight poets who are writing and publishing found poetry on their own blogs and web sites.

We are pleased to present Carolee Sherwood as our first guest poet. Carolee is a painter, mixed media artist and poet living in Southern Rensselaer County, a rural and agricultural area within New York’s Capital Region. She has roots in Northern Maine, where she was born and raised, and in West Virginia, the college “home among the hills” where she received an undergraduate degree in journalism.

National Poetry Month – 30 Days of Found Poetry

In recognition of National Poetry Month, The Found Poetry Review will post one found poetry prompt every day on its Twitter account beginning April 1.

We invite you to follow us on Twitter and write poems in response to our daily prompts. Please feel free to share your found poems with us in the comments section below or on Twitter. And don’t forget — we have an open call for submissions through June 30.

Get Started: Source Ideas

Looking for sources for your next found poem? Below, read some starter sources from our editors:

* Major newspapers, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune
* Wikipedia
* Craigslist
* Novels and nonfiction books
* Product packaging

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We’re Open

The editors are proud to announce that The Found Poetry Review is officially open for business. We look forward to reviewing your poetry and photography as we move towards our first submissions deadline on June 1, 2011.

In the interim, we’ll be posting semi-regular updates on this blog with resources and news related to found poetry, as well as the best examples of found poetry and centos curated from the web.