Find 50 to 100 words that you like. Words that really interest you. They may all come from one source - but they needn't. Use phrases from magazines, books, talk shows, walls, posters, even things you overhear.
Next, study the words that you found. Cut out everything that is dull, unnecessary, sounds bad, or is offensive. It is okay to change the punctuation as well.
Illegals- you may not add your own words to the found poem, but you may need to make some minor alterations to make your poem fit and work. When you are close to an edited-down version, and you truly need to add a word or two to smooth things out, to make sense or make a point- you made add up to 2 words of your own. You may also make other little changes- tenses, possessives, plurals, punctuation or capitalization.
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