[subtraction poetry]

 

for super credit the poet will begin with a paragraph either written or taken from an outside source. the poet will then make a revision of this paragraph by subtracting spaces, letters, and punctuation. the poet will then make a new revision of this revision the same way. this should result in at least three nested poems: the original paragraph containing the letters of all subsequent ones.

of particular emphasis is making new words by subtracting the space between and some of the letters of two old words.
article sing new words by subtracting the space between and some of the letters of told words. cling nor act pace band moth soft words.
grate soft words.
graft words.

In example 217 rishi talks to the school janitor about his contradictions.
In example 17 stalks to the cool janitor both contractions.
exam 7 sloth elations.
exaltation.

subtraction poetry
progressive poetry

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