April 11, 2015


The Found Poetry Review is at it again. For the past several years, FPR has marked National Poetry Month with a challenge to poets to create new work using various methods of finding language. (You may recall our coverage of Sheila Sondik’s gorgeous chapbook, Fishing a Familiar Pond, which grew out of FPR’s 2013 Pulitzer Remix.)

This year, PoMoSco (short for Poetry Month Scouts) has 213 poets generating new poems in five categories: remixing, erasure, out and about, conceptual and chance operation. There are six “badges” in each category, with badges earned for each prompt used. (See the 30 badges here and click to read the instructions for each prompt.) As the poets (who are called “scouts”) finish a poem, they post it on the PoMoSco site, so you can read their found poems as well as “self-interview” introductions.

There’s much more on the PoMoSco site — and, of course, more to come through the month of April. (Note: in the past, FPR has taken their project sites offline shortly after completion. If you want to see this one, do so during April.)
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Thanks to scout Nancy Canyon for the PoMoSco reminder.


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