Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Lipogram, a warm up for Oulipost


Robb, Peter, "All in the Family: Members of R5 Are Each Other's Best Friends." the Ottawa Citizen, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Page C 5

Warm Up Exercise for April 2, Lipogram

Prompt: LIPOGRAM (NEWSPAPER TITLES)

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 being 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.