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Poetry Month at TCC: Found Poetry

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month!

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What Is Found Poetry?

According to the Academy of American Poets, "found poetry" takes content from existing texts and refashions them, reorders them, and presents them as poems.  The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspapers articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems.

A pure found poem consists exclusively of outside texts:  the words of the poem remain as they were found, with few additions or omissions.  Decisions of form, such as where to break a line, are left to the poet.


Where will you find a poem today?

Write Your Own Found Poetry

Blog Series: Found Poetry Friday