Presentation on theme: " Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making."— Presentation transcript:
Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and/or lines (and consequently meaning), or by altering the text by additions and/or deletions.
The resulting poem can be defined as either: treated: changed in a thoughtful and systematic manner or untreated: virtually unchanged from the order, syntax and meaning of the original.
Listen to a found poem by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Now it’s time to create your own found poem! Your table group will go to an assigned location on campus. Sit and listen for 20 mins and try to write down everything you hear other people say (Be sure to introduce yourself to the teacher and tell him/her why you’re there if you’re in a classroom!). After time is up come back to the classroom.
Share what you’ve written with your group. Highlight the best five lines you heard and share again. As a group, decide how to organize your highlighted lines into a found poem. It can be treated or untreated. Write your final draft on large paper to share with the class.