"Found poetry" composed of words selected from an existing text (or through erasure of other text).
(from Jacob's Room by Virginia Dare)
Let us consider letters--how they come at breakfast,
and at night, with their yellow stamps and their green
stamps, immortalized by the postmark--for to see one's
own envelope on another's table is to realize how soon
deeds sever and become alien.
Virginia Dare's paragraph transforms into your own poem:
- Colored or black paper cards
- Literary journals
Find language that appeals to you
Look for nouns/verbs in vertical succession
Outline poem with a pencil
Cut the poem out carefully
Glue the poem onto paper card
Sign your poem