Participate in the Versify Found Poetry Twitter Project for National Poetry Month

What is a found poem?

According to poets.org: “Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems.”

Neat! Let’s try one.

Throughout the month of April, which is, of course, National Poetry Month, tweet a line or sentence you like. Be sure to mention @versifyydr and use hashtag #versifyfound. Those tweeting from York County, please also use #YorkPA.

At the end of the month, I’ll choose some or all of the tweeted lines, build a poem out of them, and publish it here on the blog, with a shout-out to everyone who participated.

Now get to tweeting! Poems might not be lost, but they can be found!

About Stacia M. Fleegal

York Daily Record multiplatform journalist. Degrees in creative writing from Lycoming College and Spalding University, and a coupla books with my name on them. Central PA native who came home after floating around for a while, but always grounded by words and the places and people I remember.
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