Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Note: Oulipost #2 is lipogram -a text that excludes one or more letters of the alphabet. The ingenuity demanded by the restriction varies in proportion to the frequency of the letter or letters excluded. For this initial exercise, you will compose a poem using only words that can be formed from letters that are NOT found in the title of your newspaper. For example, if you are working with the Washington Post, you must avoid using words that contain the letters A, G, H, I, N, O, P, S, T and W.  My chosen newspaper was the Daily Hampshire Gazette.  That left me with only B, C, F, J, K, M, N, O, Q, U, V, W, and X to use.

Jock mock cow.
Knock on bum.
Cow, “Ow!  Fuck!”

1 comment:

  1. Martina, you slay me...this is a hoot!