Oulipost #2: Lipogram (Newspaper Titles)

1955-2014

59  DJs

DJ         ’70s        ’n’     ’80s  ’90s

2012,                           2008,                                    DJ

2008,            DJ                 DJ           DJ

1982,           35          DJs

DJ                1955

’70s         DJ

1977,            206 S.

1979,                                               my                                                                                       DJ,

’80s,                                  my                            my                         my                                        ’80s,                                                               DJ

my     my        my

2004,                            2000       DJs                                                                                         2009                            DJ

$10,000

my     my        my

my DJ

Source:
Kot, Greg. “FRANKIE KNUCKLES 1955-2014: His Chicago sound was heard around the world. Knuckles was ‘godfather’ of house music — and much more.”  Chicago Tribune. 2 April 2014:  1.  Print.

The prompt:
A lipogram is a text that excludes one or more letters of the alphabet. The ingenuity demanded by the restriction varies in proportion to the frequency of the letter or letters excluded. For this initial exercise, you will compose a poem using only words that can be formed from letters that are NOT found in the title of your newspaper. For example, if you are working with the Washington Post, you must avoid using words that contain the letters A, G, H, I, N, O, P, S, T and W.
http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/oulipost-2-lipogram/

8 thoughts on “Oulipost #2: Lipogram (Newspaper Titles)”

  1. Ha! I was half expecting to see ‘DJ’ repeated 59 times:) With nothing but a ‘y’ at your disposal, your poem is imaginative and spirited!

    1. Thanks Nancy, I kinda lucked out. The rest of the articles gave me nothing but numbers. Thought I was going to have to do a numerology poem. On second thought…

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