View Poll Results: What is your favorite kind of found poetry?

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  • from contemporary magazines

    3 6.98%
  • found in vintage text pages

    21 48.84%
  • challenging--limited to one page of random text

    13 30.23%
  • blackout poetry

    3 6.98%
  • other

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Thread: Found Poetry-a-Thon on December 4-6!

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    Lightbulb Found Poetry-a-Thon on December 4-6!

    The First Found Poetry-a-Thon!


    The Found Poetry-a-thon is scheduled for the weekend of December 4-6th. AmyFaerie and RobbyGirl will be your co-host for the event. WOOT!

    We are having a marathon weekend to “get together” virtually and create Found Poetry. Everyone will participate over the same days and times in each time zone . . . kind of like we were all together for the weekend to play with our art supplies!

    Start time (in your time zone) 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday December 04, 2009
    End time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm (midnight) Sunday December 06, 2009

    Post your cards to the thread and the gallery as you create them. You can trade them or just share them with the group, whatever your inclination.

    EVERYONE is welcome to come play/visit.


    What Is Found Poetry?

    • To create a “Found” poem, begin with a page of text. This can be a page in a book, an advertisement, brochure, flyer, or anything that’s written text. For this “a-thon” we are working from one page for each poem.
    • Read through the page you will be working from (must be something you are willing to cut up) and choose words to create your poem or offbeat verse. If you’ve ever played with a magnetic poetry set then you get the concept!
    • After you’ve chosen your words, cut them out and with your best attempt at keeping them grammatically correct (you can steal letters from other words if you need to add endings such as “s”, “es” or “ing.”)
    • After you’ve assembled your poem you will collage it to the ATC card you are creating. Some people like to create their art first then find the words but personally I prefer to “write” the poem then create the art to accompany it. You may use any medium to create your cards, they can be collaged or hand drawn but the words do need to be collaged on to your card if you are painting or drawing your backgrounds.
    • Another fun form of Found Poetry is Blackout Poetry. Choose a paragraph to work from that will fit your ATC then black out (paint over) the words you won’t be using to create your poem. Below are some examples of both types of found poetry.


    Don’t hesitate to ask questions in the thread we will do our best to answer them. Have fun, this is low pressure; we aren’t looking for Robert Frost here!

    a teacher's link explaining found poetry
    foundpoetry.org's blog
    wikipedia's "found poetry" entry
    a found poetry blog at wordpress
    http://karenswhimsy.com/musings/found-poetry.htm



    cards by robbygirl & me

    HHC has graciously "lent" us the following info, too!

    JUST WHAT IS THIS ART-A-THON?
    It’s a marathon create-your-favorite-art weekend, done over the same day and time in each time zone.
    It’s kind of like we were all together for the weekend to play with our art supplies and this thread is our play room.
    HOW IT WORKS: At 12:00 noon on Friday December 04 (your time zone) start creating art, then upload your lovely creations to your gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the weekend. Trading and chatting ensues. At 11:59 on Sunday December 06 (your time zone) you’re done creating art… however you may continue to chat and trade as long as you like.

    ARE YOU NEW TO A-THONS?
    If you have any questions at all, feel free to pm AmyFaerie or RobbyGirl, or post your questions to the thread. We have a lot of experienced art-a-thoners who are more than willing to help those of you new to this craziness.

    HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE: When you find a piece of art you must have, please SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE (pm) to that person asking for a trade. Please DO NOT post requests for trades to the thread. It can get way too confusing.

    Note: If you do make a trade, please be sure to send to your trade partner within two weeks. If you’re running late, communicate!

    WANT TO COMPLIMENT AN ARTIST: And you will… remember you can click the You Rock button and leave it there.

    HOW TO POST YOUR ART TO THE THREAD:
    From your atcsforall.com gallery: It’s easiest to have two windows open. I can create another "tab" and get to my gallery in one and be in my post reply box in the other.
    1) Go to your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location”.
    2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
    3) Go to your post and hit the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
    4) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl P) into the window that pops up and hit OK - that puts the code into your post for your picture to show up; (you paste the address from the properties box over the http thingy that shows when you open the "insert image" box)
    5) and then you're done.

    [IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_SAT_Autumn_Redwing.jpg[/IMG

    (leaving the last bracket off the above so you can see how the address will look)

    Remember that images from the gallery can be small, medium or large. Find the word small, medium or large or letters s m l in the address and change it to size you want.

    From your computer:
    1. Click POST REPLY at the bottom of the messages screen. Above the message box, click the paperclip next to the smiley face. Then upload as usual. This will upload your picture as a thumbnail.
    2. If you go into the Quick Reply box at the bottom of the messages screen, click GO ADVANCED and you will get the paperclip above the message box.

    From a flickr or photobucket account:
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2115
    Last edited by amyfaerie; 11-19-2009 at 01:09 AM.

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    I am going to play in this one, and it will be my first ever a-thon. Can't wait!

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    woohoo!
    Been away for a while. I'm still around, though. I love AFA!

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    Very cool!

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    Woot! In in!

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    But I'm not sure what it is. LOL

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    I'll be found-poeticizing (???) that weekend. Terrific athon idea!

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    Theresagram, Amy has a well laid out explanation, links and examples in her Found Poetry Swap thread, here's a link:

    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11600

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    Count me in I am going to have to start collecting stuff to find the poetry in ahead of time 'cuz the last time I ran out of stuff to 'find' it in and had to scrounge for the last few. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbyGirl View Post
    Theresagram, Amy has a well laid out explanation, links and examples in her Found Poetry Swap thread, here's a link:

    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11600
    Thanks!

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    Wonderful idea!

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    RobbyGirl and I will add some more info to the top of this thread, too . . . so that everyone feels comfy before the big weekend!

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    I hope I can join the fun for this one!

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    This sounds like great fun... I'll be gone most of that weekend, but may have a bit of time to play.

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    I hope I can come up with some good cards for this!
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    Sounds like fun. The time difference from OZ, will that be a problem?

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    No problem Grandma Chook, the general rule on the "a-Thons" is everyone starts at 5pm Friday in there own time zone and finish their art by Midnight (again own zone) on Sunday. Any art that is completed on time gets submitted to the thread for trading. It's okay to post pieces that are still drying and can't be scanned yet late.

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    I couldn't find this a-thon in the calendar... http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/calendar.php.
    If it's listed on the calendar, we can set ourselves a reminder so we don't miss it.

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    Thanks HHC I added a note in the A-Thons forum so we could get on the event calendar.

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