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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oulipost #23: Inventory

Air Ministers & Players

after council workers appear along with file
out of the account and remove the air day

digital consultant staff leave Duffy
in the case along with the Order Statistics

in the e- mail of a Benjamin Perrin and retain orders in March
in that order: every day saves Harper

e- mail along with the office sends commands
march and your information emails  the file

before the files shown in the back office
files with the file appears only a matter of IT

March 1 and remove emails, Player
the key by email to the deceased leaves advisor

day with account of the latter
Benjamin Perrin orders and retains email

matter of legal player saved as inputs
in middle management with the counselor to send workers

send a ticket to Mike Benjamin Perrin
Minister of workers before 2013 shows

Minister after the 2013 submitted with workers
just before day account and delete files, Air Minister

advisor once they leave by staff in the PCO
this issue with the player with the end of March, in the first

Benjamin Perrin ordered one and retain staff
first day that order saved orders

after the first e- mail , along with the office sending the e- mail latrine
emails and shipping office March Senate

the file that records show
that the case in service

files with the file shown in Stephen player
March 1 and delete emails advisor technology

an office that email goes before the account after two
order along with e- mails orders days

SOURCE

Press, Jordan. “Duffy affair emails apparently deleted.” the Ottawa Citizen. 23 April 2014. A1.

PROMPT

Inventory is a method of analysis and classification that consists of isolating and listing the vocabulary of a pre-existing work according to parts of speech. Choose a newspaper article or passage from a newspaper article and “inventory” the nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, articles, etc. Bonus points for creative presentation of your final lists.

ELABORATION

After dividing the first two paragraphs of the article I used into parts of speech, it seemed to me that the world was my oyster, so I decided to use Sortmylist.com to organize each section alphabetically. From there I created an  Excel spreadsheet where I plopped each category down in order of prepositions, adjectives, articles, nouns, prepositions, nouns repeated, verb & nouns repeated, sticking in the few adverbs randomly. I wasn’t satisfied with the ensuing poem, so I ran the text thru Google Translate into Spanish & then back into English.

SHOWING MY WORK


Adjective
departing
digital
Duffy
e-mail
every
Harper’s
his
information
internal
IT
key
late
latter
legal
mid
Mike
Minister
Minister
minister’s
one-time
PCO
Prime
prime
Prime
privy
Senate
service
Stephen
technology
two

Noun
account
adviser
affair
Benjamin Perrin
days
e-mail
e-mails
file
files
March
office
order
orders
player
staff
tickets
workers

Preposition
from
from
in
in
in

Definite Article
the
the
the

Verb
delete
leave
order
retain
save
send
send
show

Indefinite Article
a
an
Conjunction
and
that

Adverb
before
just






POEM AFTER SORTING

after council the 2013 along with workers appear file
from departing the account and tickets delete days
from digital the adviser that staff leave files
in Duffy  the affair along with player order order
in e-mail a Benjamin Perrin and orders retain March
in every  days    that order saves after    Harper
e-mail   along with the office sends orders
from his  March and e-mails from information    
the file  that files show  before office in internal
files along with  file appears a just affair in IT      
a March and e-mails delete the player
in key office e-mail leaves adviser after the late order   
along with days’ account from   latter    
the orders and  Benjamin Perrin               retain   e-mails
from      the legal player that affair saves as tickets
in mid    staff along with adviser send workers
in Mike a tickets account send Benjamin Perrin
in Minister the workers that 2013 shows before
file after Minister the 2013 along with workers just before days
from minister's account                and tickets delete files
from one-time adviser  that staff leave from order in PCO         
the affair along with player  in order from March in Prime
a Benjamin Perrin and orders retain staff
in prime a day    that order saved orders
after Prime the e-mail along with the office send the e-mail from the privy         
the e-mails and March send office from Senate
the file  that files show  the affair in service        
the files                along with the file appear player in Stephen
a March and e-mails delete adviser in technology            
an office that e-mail leaves before account after              two       
the order along with days orders e-mails


this challenge didn’t really resonate for me; I’m sure others will have a more creative & interesting take…take a look over at theFound Poetry Review

3 comments:

katy said...

ah! okay, you went way over and above what i expected! i am curious about how other oulipoets are taking on this challenge, and i really like that you took the lists and turned them into this... rhythm of, well, it reminds me (for some reason) of the tinker, tailor, solider, spy movie ^___^ plus emails. (particularly, i like "that order saved orders / after Prime the email along) something about the three-piece-suit of it.

Marvel said...

Love this and I love that you deconstruct and break down your process.

Amanda Earl said...

thanks Katy & Marvel. it felt like it was an exercise that was amenable to a lot of play.