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
Nominated for the National Book Award and twice- nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, J.R. Solonche is the author of thirty books of poetry and coauthor of another. He lives in the Hudson Valley.