Writing Prompt Pit Stop: PoMoSco Challenge #5 Interrogator

Welcome to Writing Prompt Pit Stop! I posted poem #5 yesterday, which was Easter Sunday, so I didn’t have a chance to post my own blog until now…so for those interested you can read my “Interrogator” poem, “What Was There Not To Love,” here.

For this poem we were asked to compose a poem entirely of questions from one text. I chose Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story, “This Blessed House,” from her collection interpreter of maladies. It was a fun poem to put together. I thought I might just leave the questions in exact order as they came in the story, and I pretty much did, with a few tweaks here and there just to add some tension.

Here is the Day 5 prompt, Interrogator:

Begin by selecting a source text of your choice. Copy down all of the questions it contains. Create a poem that is made up of a series of questions from the list you excerpted.

Working with a digital text? Press CTRL+F on a PC or COMMAND+F on a Mac, then search for the “?” character (no quotes).

Alternately, use FPR Book Reviews Editor Doug Luman’s “Questions” tool, hosted at http://www.douglasjluman.com/scripts-tools/. Select “Questions” from the drop-down list, paste your source text into the box, then press the “Run” button.   

Credit your source text at the bottom of your post.

The Found Poetry Review. PoMoSco. Prompt 5. 5 Apr 2015.

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