Being a writer was a job that chose me as much as I chose it, and the same is true, I think, when looking for source material; it can’t just be a random work of great literature.
A painting professor of mine once said “a real artist can made a good painting from anything,” and I believe that applies to poets who write found poetry.
“I love hunting for poetry and finding it in the most inconspicuous places… in fact the weirder the source the better.”
“I don’t believe any writing is original. Words are everywhere—everything we read, hear and learn influences how we express ourselves.”