OULIPOST POEM 21: Monsters

Today’s prompt from the Found Poetry Review’s Oulipost Project: Confabulation!

Craft a conversation poem using “he said/she said” quotes that you find in newspaper articles.

I used quotes from Chris Christie in two different articles to make something offensive.  It’s not really a conversation so much as an anecdote, but…it just sort of presented itself and it was hard to tell it no.


I think cancer research is really important.
I came home and told my children about it.
They had a good laugh.


Isherwood, Darryl. “Gov. Chris Christie named Father of the Year.” The Star-Ledger (via NJ.com). 21 Apr 2014. http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/gov_chris_christie_named_father_of_the_year.html

Murray, Ed. “Christie blames cancer research cuts on public worker pension costs.” The Star-Ledger (via NJ.com). 21 Apr 2014. http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/christie_blames_cancer_research_cuts_on_public_worker_pension_costs.html#incart_flyout_news

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2 thoughts on “OULIPOST POEM 21: Monsters

  1. Wow – you nailed it; the piece is a slap in the face, and drives you right back to the title.

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