Monday, February 16, 2009
The Found Poem As Artifact
Here is a found poem I printed in 1983. It is modeled after a tent card I saw at a smorgasbord-style restaurant. The original card was placed on a salad plate, much as in the photograph.
Although my presentation is at some remove from what is ordinarily considered found poetry, and not at all like that of Bern Porter, the locus remains the same: the metaphoric aspect of the language is contrary to the force of the original intent.