Thursday, March 28, 2013
April is nearly here, and I know that many of us will be participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Are you ready? I am—sort of. ☺ I'm looking forward to your posts. April is always a fun time in the blogosphere!
And now for my exciting news: April is also National Poetry Month, and I'm one of eighty-five poets chosen to participate in the Pulitzer Remix project, which is sponsored by The Found Poetry Review. We will be creating found poetry from the eighty-five Pulitzer-Prize winning works of fiction, and we'll each be posting one poem per day on the Pulitzer Remix site. By the end of the month, we'll have created more than 2,500 poems!
For those who are unfamiliar with the term, found poetry (as defined by POETS.org) is "the literary equivalent of a collage. Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems." I've been experimenting with this kind of poetry for about a year, so I'm especially excited to have this opportunity. My source text will be John Updike's Rabbit is Rich, and I've chosen to write thirty haiku. I'll include the link to each day's poem in my A to Z posts. I hope you'll stop by. ☺
April is going to be a fun month! How is it looking for you?