A text in which each word has one letter less than the preceding one, and the last word only one letter.
Create a 14-line sonnet sourced from lines from your newspaper that is divided according to the first five digits of the irrational number pi – that is, into stanzas of 3, 1, 4, 1 and 5 lines.
The outlaw in question is the name of the person (or subject) to whom the poem is addressed.
Aka “line stretching.”
Homosyntaxism is a method of translation that preserves only the syntactic order of the original words.
Inventory is a method of analysis and classification that consists of isolating and listing the vocabulary of a pre-existing work according to parts of speech.
In Oulipian usage, antonymy means the replacement of a designated element by its opposite.
Craft a conversation poem using “he said/she said” quotes that you find in newspaper articles.
Select a newspaper article or passage from a newspaper article as your source text. Switch the first noun with the second noun, the third noun with the fourth noun, and so on until you’ve reached the end of your text.
This will be one of your most challenging Oulipost prompts! A sestina is a poetic form of six six-line stanzas…