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Open 44: Oulipo a la Eunoia


Christian Bok, in his book of poetry, Eunoia, dedicates a section of his long poem to each vowel. In each segment, Bok uses only that vowel, as in the example below. For today's writing exercise, write a poem in which you use only one vowel.

Excerpt from ch i euonia by c bok


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  1. Amy says:

    Yikes, that looks tough!
    This is the best I came up with in about twenty minutes. Not going to win any prizes–but it’s great practice!
    Mad Jack, candy at hand,
    saw a rat and ran.
    A fast fall, and a dark cat–
    a fat pal–ran past.

  2. christine says:

    What a crazy challenge! It’s sort of funny when the speaker says, “Christ, this ship is sinking.” Thanks for sharing this one.

  3. If you try it, let me know how it goes!

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