Oulipost #9: HEADLINES

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Headlines (variation of Jean Queval’s “Cent Ons”)

April 9, 2014

The Prompt: Compose a poem whose body is sourced from article headlines in your newspaper.



 

Give Me a Husband, a Tabloid, and a Joint

 

Gay marriage

improves society (regardless

of whether they work out).

 

California dealt with dental care, sports fans,

slavery early on. Indiana? We cling

to superstitions (Batkid returns!).

 

Suicides need to be addressed.

Herb spurs debate, baby…

 

Sources:

AP. “’Batkid’ returns to throw out first pitch at Giants game.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 9 April 2014.

AP. “California family’s sailing trip with baby that required rescue spurs debate.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 9 April 2014.

Blume, Aimee. “Chives: First herb to sprout is ready to season your dishes.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 9 April 2014.

Editorial. “Debate over gay marriage improves society.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 9 April 2014.

Henzman, Linda. “Dental care, suicides need to be addressed.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 9 April 2014.

Neal, Andrea. “Indiana dealt with slavery issue early on.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 9 April 2014.

Stinnett, Chuck. ”We sports fans cling to superstitions, regardless of whether they work out.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 9 April 2014.

 

Read how other Ouliposters tackled this prompt here.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Oulipost #9: HEADLINES

  1. Adore the headline. It has lots of je ne sais quoi.

  2. Pretty cool, innovative all around I’d say.

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