Found poems published

BULLETIN: I know about Veda Boyd Jones’s e-book. She and I talked at the Warrensburg Children’s Literature Festival and agreed that we seem to spend half our time these days checking the latest sales numbers of our e-books. Hi, Veda. Checked yet today? Anyway, Cheryl Harness has an e-book. So does Janet Wong. So do Sylvia Vardell and Janet together. My question is, who are we missing here? If you have a children’s e-book that we haven’t talked about, let me know with a comment. I’ll try to post a list of other brave souls who have taken the plunge so far.

Hi everyone,

Many of you will remember when I posted a challenge to try your luck with found poems. By taking words from everyday text and language, many of you refashioned them into poems and we had a lot of fun reading one another’s discoveries. What prompted me to post on the subject was a project of Georgia Heard’s to collect enough found poems to publish a book.

Georgia has now completed her work and the resulting collection of forty found poems, THE ARROW FINDS IT MARK, officially comes out next Tuesday, March 27. If you would like to learn more or order a copy, here’s the link. .

I’m pleased to have a couple of poems in the group. One came from an American Airlines magazine Mensa Quiz and is called “Today’s Thought Problem.” The second, which is called “Hot-Dogging,” was found in a United Airlines magazine. How’s that for making good use of flying time?

You’ll find many of your favorite poets in this collection and I recommend it.


4 comments on “Found poems published

    • Hi Charles,

      Congratulations on being in Georgia’s book. I like you poem told in three parts. And you’re on page three. Aren’t you something!


  1. David
    Want a laugh? I read “You’ll find many of your favoritie poets,” as “you’ll find many of your favourite poems.” I wondered how that could be with found poems. I at least got a good laugh from it.
    Hey, and I even figured out why I misread the line. Do you know why?
    I look forward ot reading the Georgia Heard’s anthology.


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