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found poem: this improbable

found poem © j.i. kleinberg ~ this improbable
found poem © j.i. kleinberg
published in Menacing Hedge, Summer 2017


5 responses to “found poem: this improbable

  1. anyushka July 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    this is incredible. you keep ‘finding’ wonderful poetry. I would be really interested in your process/approach, if you’d be happy to share some of it.

  2. jik July 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you so much. Happy to share. I find the words in magazines (from the recycling bin) by looking at lots and lots of pages. It’s important to me that the meaning of the phrases I find — the individual chunks of text that are roughly the equivalent of a poetic line — have none of the meaning intended in the original article or ad. I collect these bits — thousands of them — some organized by topic, some not. Usually what happens is that I’ll find a particular phrase/line that makes me think of several others and then I’ll put together a poem. That’s the short version. Thanks so much for your interest.

  3. anyushka July 25, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    thank you for sharing some of the ‘how’! it’s really interesting. I’d only tried found poetry so far by taking single words out of a text. might try again and see if I can find new connections across text lines… Looking forward to your future poetry!

  4. Andrew Shattuck McBride July 25, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Dear Judy,

    Your ‘found’ poems are pretty amazing. The visual presentation is most excellent.

    Sincerely, Andy

  5. jik July 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much, Andy!

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