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And Now For Something Completely Different...


Blog Posted:2/21/2014 3:00:00 PM
My new contest is now posted - 'Something Completely Different: Cut-Up Poems' - a contest for poems created using the surrealist cut-up technique. I know many people are not familiar with this technique, so I will explain it briefly. It involves cutting out random words from magazines, newspapers, old books, whatever, and then arranging them to form a poem. This is usually done in one of two ways: either you can mix the words up and then pick them out at random and use them in that exact order, which will result in an extremely surreal poem, or you can arrange the words to form something a little more coherent. Think of it as collage with words.

William S. Burroughs was a great advocate of the cut-up technique, and you can look up some examples of his work. You can also see my own cut-up poem 'Cut Up Without You'. It's a fun and relatively easy way in which to create a poem, so everybody should be able to give it a go, and I'm looking forward to reading some weird and wonderful entries! :)
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  1. Date: 2/23/2014 7:16:00 PM
    Charlotte how are you going to know if anyone actually did cut out words from a page & then shuffle them into a verse? Are you asking for a list of the words they cut out?

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  1. Date: 2/22/2014 7:34:00 AM
    Charlotte...dish in your avatar...baked pears?

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  1. Date: 2/22/2014 7:32:00 AM
    Interesting!

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 6:42:00 PM
    oh boy!!!

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 4:32:00 PM
    Here's a digital version that might save time: http://www.languageisavirus.com/cutupmachine.html#.UwfTnh_AC6Y

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 3:58:00 PM
    Hi Charlotte I may use one word from the supers titles ha ha....

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 3:46:00 PM
    Super interesting! BUT ... whatever happens ... it's your fault! I don't accept returns! : D!!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Open Free Verse Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 3:58:00 PM
Irritate Me! Contest Judged
Date Posted: 5/16/2014 5:17:00 PM
Colourful Verse Contest Judged
Date Posted: 4/25/2014 3:15:00 PM
Random Mix Contest Judged & New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 4/11/2014 3:22:00 PM
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Date Posted: 3/30/2014 5:45:00 AM
Cut-Up Contest Judged
Date Posted: 3/25/2014 5:13:00 PM
And Now For Something Completely Different...
Date Posted: 2/21/2014 3:00:00 PM
Feeling The Love Contest Judged
Date Posted: 2/19/2014 5:03:00 PM
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Poems Judged & New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 2/11/2014 3:20:00 PM
New Contest '1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Poems'
Date Posted: 2/7/2014 5:11:00 PM
A Favourite Poem Contest Judged
Date Posted: 2/3/2014 4:51:00 PM
New Contest 'A Favourite Poem'
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 3:34:00 PM
'First Poem On Soup' Contest Judged
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 4:39:00 PM
Love And Loss Contest Judged - New Contest 'First Poem On Soup' Posted
Date Posted: 1/25/2014 2:54:00 PM
New Contest
Date Posted: 1/14/2014 4:05:00 PM
Erotic Contest Judged
Date Posted: 12/7/2013 4:14:00 PM
Charlotte's Scorchers - New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 4:53:00 PM
'Any Subject, Any Form - New Poems' Contest Judged
Date Posted: 11/15/2013 4:35:00 PM
New Contest
Date Posted: 11/9/2013 3:39:00 PM
'Any Subject, Any Form' Contest Judged
Date Posted: 11/5/2013 4:28:00 PM
My First Contest
Date Posted: 11/2/2013 4:48:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/18/2014Les LandesFree verseplaces,
5/31/2014Springtime LovingNonetsensual,spring,
4/10/2014Lucy Westenra's DiaryFree versedark,gothic,
4/5/2014The Passion Of ChristFree versejesus,passion,sensual,
2/17/2014My Secret GardenFree versegarden,metaphor,sensual,
2/7/2014Confessions Of A Baby-Snatcher - uncutFree versebaby,dark,
12/7/2013winter burialMonokusad,winter,
12/2/2013SADTankachristmas,depression,
11/25/2013The Morning AfterFree versepassion,sensual,
11/12/2013Blood TestCouplethealth,
11/3/2013Recalling HerFree versegrandmother,memory,
10/16/2013Facets Of LonelinessFree verseloneliness,
10/13/2013TitanicFree versehistory,sea,
9/18/2013Love Will TriumphDramatic monologuelove,passion,
9/11/2013AftermathFree versebaby,loss,winter,
9/5/2013Summer's EndFree verseseasons,september,summer,
8/16/2013Her Muse SaysCoupletmuse,poetry,writing,
7/28/2013Picasso's Last ThoughtsFree verseart,introspection,night,
6/14/2013Reposing Roses - A Summer CoupletCoupletnature,summer,
6/10/2013WillowPersonificationtree,
5/21/2013Court GreenFree verseplaces,
5/12/2013BlueTankablue,flower,sad,
5/10/2013a touch of silkSenryupassion,sensual,
4/12/2013Orange RosesTankapassion,rose,
3/14/2013Cut Up Without YouFree verselost love,visionary,
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