Albert's Poetry Cafe ~ Poet Craft: Forms ~ Salvatore Buttaci's "Aragman"  August 1, 2008 - August 15, 2008

Contest Completed

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1st Prize Gold Medal Winner! - Disturbance (Aragman poem)
2nd Prize Silver Medal Winner! - [writing deleted]

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The poetic-form challenge is to write an aragman, a poetic form Salvatore Buttaci invented back in 2005

Here is what you need to do:

(1) click on the following site and read his article Poet Craft: The Aragman. http://www.alongstoryshort.net/PoetCraft.html

It will explain the poetic form;

(2) go to http://wordsmith.org/anagram/

(3) type in the word or words you want the program to find anagrams for. By the way, aragman is an anagram for anagram.

(4) Read the list of anagrams for your typed-in word or words;

(5) Find as many as you think you can use in your poem;

In his sample Salvatore used his first name Salvatore in his twenty-line poem, alternating each line with a line of the anagram. You dont need really half anagrammatic lines and half your regular lines. But you should use enough to make your poem interesting.

Each anagram you use must be the complete anagram and occupy its own line. Your task would be to find enough anagrams that you can weave into a poem. The trick is not to type in a word or words that yields hundreds and hundreds of anagrams. That would be an overwhelming drag.

(6) Try out a few and see if you can find some commonality among them. Of course, the anagrams must make sense. For example, if you see fla rees co, dont use it, but if it says something like Crept In On, you could use it.

(7) Now write that poem!

Aragman is the name of the form. "A rag man" is one who collects this and that, kind of like us poets who collect words and phrases and assemble them, then teach the lines how to dance and sing.



Thank you Sal!


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1ST, 2ND, 3RD PRIZES PLUS 2 HONORABLE MENTIONS!

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