Thursday, April 17, 2008

Go to town

welcometomedfieldToday take a journey around town and collect words that strike you: street signs, business names, sale signs, political slogans, lost and found posters, family names, graffiti, bumper stickers ...

Create a list poem from them. A list poem is just that: a list, but a list that you've organized in some way that feels right to you. Play with the sounds and images as you order them. You may find some that create a rhythm and some that are opposites.

I've got it easy since our town is small, basically two blocks long ;-) If your town is overwhelming try just your street or your neighborhood.
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