Poetry. 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 lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning.
"I, EMILY DICKINSON & OTHER FOUND POEMS, by J.R. Solonche, is an absolute delight. I have read it more than three times...The opening find is from the index of Dickinson's collected poems (Johnson). It lists alphabetically the first lines of poems that begin with 'I,' the first one being 'I am afraid to own a body.' These entries are arranged in quatrains, ending with a couplet. One hundred and forty-two lines later we read, 'I years had been from home.' This is more than a trick; it is something on the order of a portrait of Emily Dickinson. The last entry in this wonderful collection lists vocabulary books on sale at Barnes & Noble, so the last line is 'Word power made easy.' Perfect."—Sally Fisher
Four-time Pushcart Prize nominee as well as Best of the Net nominee, J.R. Solonche has been publishing poetry in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s. Among the 300 or so print and on-line publications in which his work has appeared are The American Scholar, The New Criterion, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Poetry Northwest, The Progressive, The North American Review, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Rattle, Barrow Street, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, The Atlanta Review, Salmagundi, Yankee Magazine, The Literary Review, Natural Bridge, Nimrod, Fugue, the Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry, Visiting Frost: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Robert Frost, Mixed Voices: Contemporary Poems about Music, Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming, Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology, and A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford. His books include WON'T BE LONG; POEMS SHORT, POEMS SHORTER, POEMS SHORTEST, BEAUTIFUL DAY and I EMILY DICKINSON & OTHER FOUND POEMS, all from Deerbrook Editions.Author City: BLOOMING GRV, NY USA