Oulipost NAPOMO 2014

ouliposter-badge-black-300x300

http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/oulipost/

“Oulipo — Ouvroir de littérature potentielle (or “workshop of potential literature”) — is a a group of mostly French-speaking writers and mathematicians that seek to create works using constrained writing techniques. The group defines “potential literature” as “the seeking of new structures and patterns which may be used by writers in any way they enjoy.” By employing constraints, the group aims to trigger new ideas and inspiration.1

Oulipost is the Found Poetry Review’s 2014 National Poetry Month project. It enlists poets to apply Oulipo techniques to text sourced from their daily newspaper.”

I am one out of 82 poets who have signed on to do Oulipost for the month of April. Our first assignment was to answer the interview questions below.

1. What excites you about OULIPOST?

Having an assignment due each day. I live off deadlines and creating something out of constraints.

2. What, if anything, scares you about OULIPOST?

Not being able to get to the assignment due to other projects or if I’m not up to the task asked of me that day.

3. Have you written experimental or found poetry before? If so, tell us about it?

I craft several remixes out of movie scripts and use uncreative writing to play with the works of James Joyce and, currently, Anne Sexton. I’m just beginning to explore the world of visual and concrete poetry which has definitely given my head muscles a new way to flex and bend.

4. Who’s your spirit OULIPIAN?

Anne F. Garreta plays with language, gender, and with Proust the way I want to adventure with words. It takes guts to take established works and ideals to create something that could possibly elucidate the original work even more. Her fearlessness and patience with the craft is admirable and something to be aspired to.

**** As a side note, I wrote my 100th page of James Joyce’s Ulysses today: http://gettinginsidejamesjoyceshead.blogspot.ca/

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Oulipost NAPOMO 2014

  1. Pingback: #Oulipost April 1, 2014 | Quillfyre

  2. Pingback: Quillfyre’s #Oulipost 2 Lipogram | Quillfyre

  3. Pingback: QUILLFYRE’S #OULIPOST 3 DEFINITIONAL LIT | Quillfyre

  4. Pingback: QUILLFYRE’S #OULIPOST 12 SONNET | Quillfyre

  5. Pingback: QUILLFYRE’S #OULIPOST 20 LESCUREAN PERMUTATION (PLAIN) | Quillfyre

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s