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Erase-Transform

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My collage/poem “The Alternate Inaugural Address 2017” is up at the ERASE-TRANSFORM Poetry Project:  “Beginning with the inauguration speech, we seek submissions that take that rhetoric and draw out life-affirming poetry.”

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I printed out Trump’s inaugural speech and cut up all the words and put them in an envelope, selecting nine words to use for my poem.

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The rest of the words I glued randomly in an overlapping spiral around a photo of the stars.

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In the center I collaged the speech I wish had been given that day.

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You can read more about the project and submit your own transformed speeches here.  And do read some of the other wonderful spirit-lifting poetic speeches that have been submitted.

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My thanks to editor Kelly Lenox for printing my poem/collage.  And thanks to Trish Hopkinson for her post about the project (and all the wonderful information she gathers for writers on her blog).