Phoenix pit pit Phoenix Project
PM — pit Phoenix past petitions
pet past people
pay petition put
public people playing past
permanent people — professionals — physician —
pit pit provoked
pro-Mickey pro-Kevin project
pets proper past public
perceptions pit president
professional Phoenix priority priorities
playing prison pit
WARM-UP #1: TAUTOGRAM
Compose a poem whose words — or at least the principal ones — all begin with the same letter. The words must be sourced from your newspaper.
SOURCE TEXT: “Mauling of Phoenix boy keys debate over fate of pit bull.” Michelle Ye Hee Lee. The Republic. Tuesday, March 11, 2014. http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20140311pit-bull-mauling-phopenix-boy-debate-over-fate.html
NOTES: With a sigh, I note that this is actually yesterday’s news — but it was at the top of today’s spread online. It is actually a heart-rending story (and I come out as pro-boy and pro-Kevin). I felt a bit guilty as I extracted all the words beginning with P, from the title through the “You might also like..” titles at the bottom. I was surprised at how much of the story came through the key words. I could have written an entirely different poem from this prompt, using words from multiple stories and even using the same-letter words only for principal words. But I like how this came out.