Local Legend is the reply when noisy old men strike up a conversation. Found in the story A Reading Problem on Pages 324-325.
Only one more day of Pulitzer Remix and National Poetry Month. What have been your favorite entries?
Consternation was found on pages 242-243 of the story The Mountain Day. In scanning the pages a particular line caught my attention because it was so very contrary to the flow of the rest of the text on these particular two pages. I knew I wanted to use that line in a literal sense though it referred to a brief, short fall of rain.
From the story The Healthiest Girl in Town, pages 212-213, the poem entitled The Cure was found. For this poem, the ending was a quandary. You will see the final selection when your read The Cure. The alternate ending would have added this line: “I have to get things ready.” Read the poem as written, then read it adding this line to the end. Which do you prefer?
The story The Interior Castle was mined for today’s found poem, entitled Betrayal, from pages 190-191.
For this poem, I wanted to use the line, “I’ll order some more coffee for you.” In early drafts, I thought to begin the poem with the line. Working with the text brought a different emplacement.