I’m posting my Pulitzer Remix poems over on the project site, but here’s a roundup of the first week!
The first five days, I created black-out poems. These pieces were all creative stretches for me; I have only created black-out pieces a handful of times. But I’m in a really busy period at work, and black-out poems are portable. I can carry pages around and work on them during breaks in my schedule. When I come home, I re-do the blackout in Photoshop.
I notice that, for the most part, these pieces are more abstract than my usual style. This is neither intention or unintentional; it’s simply what’s happening. I might try to return to more concrete pieces as I move on with the rest of the month. Or I might not.
What I do know is that writing in a voice that’s not my own is thrilling.
April 1st: “Antelope Visions”
April 2nd: “Voice of Light”
April 3rd: “Caught, Choking”
April 4th: “The Night of Living”
April 5th: “Will to Live”
April 6th: “124”
April 7th: “Yesterday, Tomorrow“
3 thoughts on “Pulitzer Remix: Week 1”
Love the blackout poems, Allyson. And would really like to hear more about the Remix “rules” and process. You’ve taken on a big challenge. Write on!
Thanks for the note, Drew. I’ll discuss more of the rules and process next week.!