Tag Archive | found poetry

Call and Response: Refilling the Moon

call and response full moon text

Writer’s Quote Wednesday asked us to think about rebirth.  And what more appropriate symbol than the moon?

the full moon called
with his
large, muscular lips,
“see everything
become nothing”

Once again, I’ve been inspired by Claudia McGill to respond to her artwork and words.  (You may note, Claudia, that my junk mail piece was monoprinted before it was collaged.  I plan to explore this method further.)

You can see all the call and response collaborations with Claudia here.

Junk Mail Art: Call and Response 6

disappeared stars comp

people disappeared
guided by the stars   shadowed
from the inside out

A collaborative found poem courtesy of Claudia McGill, above left.  My response on the right completes her thought.

You can see all of the call and response pieces here.

poetry month

Twice as Nice

close up faces comp

Lots of times the things I do are dependent on my references.

words 1s

I have a bin full of words.  I may have my own ideas, but their ideas always win.

words 2s

I have envelopes and bins of cutouts:  food, faces, arms.  My preconceived notions mean almost nothing when I start looking through them.

words 3s

I did not see this coming at all.

take two s

The fruit is clearly a catalyst, but how do you suppose it works?

words 4s

And of course I have to start somewhere.  Thanks Jane!


poetry month

Blackout Poem from the NY Daily News

violence mayhem racism 2s

Violence, mayhem, racism
natural progression
us against them
unleashing the hate


Who could be the most
screaming insults

Did any of them care enough

Guns are our friends
black lives don’t matter
a flash point

linda stasi daily news cropped blackout s

Linda Stasi’s column Sunday about the Republican candidates in the NY Daily News really struck a chord with me.  It wasn’t difficult to construct a blackout poem from her words.

violence close up s

Have we really fallen to these depths?

daily news full s

You can read the full column here.

Junk Mail Art: Call and Response

call and response 1

Any regular reader of our blog knows that Nina and I are constantly inspired by Claudia McGill.  I’ve been threatening to reply to her talking postcards for awhile, and finally I’ve fashioned my first response.

Her art always has something to say, so I’m sure there will be more.

Matcha-cha, haiku by Kerfe Roig (MY SWEET WORD Series)

Silver Birch Press


by Kerfe Roig

sweet sugar. mix
one at a time. Combine un
til cool completely.

Collage illustration by Kerfe Roig.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: My daughter loves to bake, and I altered her altered recipe for green tea cupcakes from allrecipes.com with a haiku and a joyful dance.

Roig_self portrait

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kerfe Roig writes poems for art and makes art for poems. Sometimes the recipe includes both. You can follow her process at  methodtwomadness.wordpress.com, the blog she has with her friend Nina.

Self-portrait drawing by Kerfe Roig. 

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Junk Mail Art and Poems 5

junk mail poem #2s

Pure New Confessions
How to Tell Even More! secrets
Sign of the Times

junk mail poem #4s

just brilliant…
introducing from Mexico:
the color of Love!

junk mail poem #3s

favorite balls of fluff,
barking at us,
reflect our personalities

…a little food for thought on a Monday morning.

See all of the junk mail art here.