Last year’s found poetry experiment required altered books (Post 1 on Brain Popcorn, Post 2 on Sea Dreams). This year, inspired by the remarkable photopoetry of Nina Katchadourian (see her Sorted Books Project and accompanying book), I decided to mine my own shelves for poetic assemblages of titles. Unsurprisingly, there was a lot of epic sword-and-castle type imagery, both historic and fantastic. And also dragons, though I’m still working on making some of those titles into a fluid poem.
Here, then, are two poems for you from my bookshelves!