Friday, March 28, 2014

Oulipost warm Up #3

Sources: Valley Advocate- 3/13/14, Belchertown Sentinel- 3/20/14, Los Angeles Times- 3/27/14, KyivPost -3/26/14, Epoch Times- 3/27/14, The Hindu- 3/27/14

This assignment the last preview assignment before Oulipost actually begins is called a beautiful outlaw (belle absente). The outlaw in question is the name of the person (or subject) to whom the poem is addressed. Each line of the poem includes all the letters of the alphabet except for the letter appearing in the dedicated name at the position corresponding to that of the line: when writing a poem to Eva, the first line will contain all letters except E, the second all letters except V, and the third all letters except A.  
I couldn't fit all 25 words into one line so I made each letter into separate stanzas.  The word I picked was jazz. I don't know how I'm going to do this assignment in 24 hours on April 8th, but I signed up to do just that, so I am somehow going to.  I think the key is using multiple newspapers and the internet document search function to find applicable words. 

J Art  bookngs CD DJs entertainment fans gathered
   historic integrity Kumin legacy more nation overlooks 
   paean qualties renditions stage unfettered venues writing
   XYZ Yuengling Zombieland

A bounds contradictions distribute experience folks 
    girl-child health invigorate joy knife live magic 
   nutrients objected production quarter-century
   righteous scene tabla Unbounded Valley world 
   xenophobia you’re Zoe

Z Act beat critical dark explores festivals genre-straddling
    helping imagine Jorgensen
kick longings 
    multi-instrumentalist next originated people quite
season thinking uncorseted versions 
   welcoming X-men youth

Z  America brilliant community digital everyone females
    gig house illumination Jayanthi knowledge locally males
    NYC obliquely pride Queer respect standards 
    testament unique vibrant watershed Xbox yes