Ars Poetica VIII (Precision and surprise)

In his introduction to Best American Poetry 2016, Edward Hirsch writes: Poetry is an art form that continues to thrive in unexpected ways, engaging and evading its own history, setting out on unknown paths. We live, perhaps we have always lived, in perilous times, and stand on the edge of an abyss, which absorbs us. We…

Patchwork poem

… an ongoing investigation into form…  Today I’d like to share a writing prompt from Poets & Writers:  A cento, Latin for “patchwork,” is a poem composed entirely of fragments and lines taken from other poems and/or written sources. Try creating your own patchwork poem by incorporating lines from various poems in a poetry anthology….