Last week I ran a short poetry workshop at Sunshine Library as part of the lead-in to the Brimbank Literary Festival. As part of the workshop I got the participants to make some randomised poetry using one of two news articles I’d cut out of that day’s Herald Sun.
One article was a human interest bit about a cat that had returned home after going missing eight years ago. The other was a repurposed presser about housing prices. I was pretty pleased with what the workshoppers came up with.
Here’s the ones about the missing cat:
And here’s the ones about housing prices:
And finally, one workshopper opted to pick words from the article and copy them out instead of randomising her choices.
Thanks to the folks at Sunshine Library and the City of Brimbank for setting the workshop up, and thanks to everyone who braved the foggy night to come out and listen to a bearded poet bang on for a little more than an hour.