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Cut Up Poetry – Event 2019

September 5, 2019

Have you heard of cut out poetry? In a nutshell, it’s when you use words you’ve cut out from old magazines or newspapers, and use them to create poetry. “Created by the poet Tristan Tzara, ‘cut up’ is the deconstruction of a primary text using the random cutting up of words and phrases to form new sentences and thus a new piece of writing. It is a process of extraction and reconstruction of a new meaning of language, based on chaotic intuition and the free creative flow.”

Winner A. Lundon

For National Poetry Day in August 2019, Dannevirke Library hosted an event for people to come along and create cut out poems.  We were very impressed with the quality of the results. The librarians chose a winner (by popular choice) which was created by Ms. A. Lundon, who won a book voucher.

The winning poem

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