24 November 2008

Monday Morning Pop Quiz

Please take out your #2 pencil and complete the following.

1. When was the last time you wrote a poem?

2. What was its title?

3. What was one image from the poem (if applicable)?

4. Do you currently have a poem percolating in your brain?

5. If you answered "yes" to number four, what is one image from that poem?

1 point for each response. Partial credit available. No penalty for attempting. This is an open book test.

Class dismissed.

25 comments:

Penultimatina said...

1. When was the last time you wrote a poem? Wednesday, 11/19

2. What was its title? Blood Angel (yes, I know it's awful)

3. What was one image from the poem (if applicable)? There's a wren in it, and it's doing something unwrenlike.

4. Do you currently have a poem percolating in your brain? Ja.

5. If you answered "yes" to number four, what is one image from that poem? A blue dress.

Karen J. Weyant said...

1. Saturday, November 22
2. The Girl Who Sees Jigsaw Puzzles
3. Rusty spokes on a bicycle wheel
4. Yes
5. Old Gas pumps wilting in the hot sun

John said...

1. today, 11/24
2. "Yellow Chicken" ...horrible
3. one shoe lying on a concrete garage floor
4. No.

Sara said...

1. 2 weeks ago (approximately)
2. Lunch Break (it must be terrible title day!)
3. Alabaster saints on window sills
4. sort of
5. nothing concrete just yet

Frank (the Colt) said...

1. Wednesday 11/19
2. Every Time
3. a man eating dog food after smelling syrup.
4. yes
5. A sign reading "You are Safe"

garylmcdowell said...

1. Sunday, 11/23

2. Earth's Otherwise Silence

3. an oxen's knuckle-bones

4. oh yeah

5. men with nothing but knapsacks and last names

SarahJane said...

1. Last week or so
2. Smashed Ghazal
3. An overworked broom
4. Yes
5. waterford china

Leslie said...

1. Today (11/24)
2. [The trees their ancient dance; mouse]
3. A mouse far from home
4. Ja
5. Knives. again. sigh. Oh, and vampires. Sharp, dark things

Justin Evans said...

1. November 22, 2008

2. Little League, 1978

3. Me swinging the bat and its momentum spinnig me around on my own axis.

4. Yes, it's a continuation of that poem AND another, which is based on an ode by Neruda.

5. The sky, cloudless and slate blue---but in the poem that is a bad thing.

Jordan said...

1. Wednesday, 11/12
2. Untitled for now
3. A marionette on a firewood pile
4. Several unresolved old poems, nothing new to speak of

Montgomery Maxton said...

my answers are bit long-winded to post here. but thanks for the quiz. merci, xo, merci.

word veri: Reck A Man

Collin Kelley said...

1) Friday, Nov. 21.
2) Mr. Rogers Made Me Fat
3) Peanut butter
4) Two
5) Having sex on a piano in the lobby of hotel a hotel in London at 3 a.m.

JB said...
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JB said...

1. November 24

2. Octopus

3. eggs strung from the ceiling

4. Yes

5. feet in stirrups

julie platt said...

1. Nov. 18

2. Triptych of Man (lol!)

3. A god-machine

4. Sure

5. A sweat pattern on the crotch of someone's underwear

Penultimatina said...

Ha! I get to double-dip.

1. When was the last time you wrote a poem? Five minutes ago.

2. What was its title? The Commodore.

3. What was one image from the poem (if applicable)? The Calumet River.

4. Do you currently have a poem percolating in your brain? No--all out.

5. If you answered "yes" to number four, what is one image from that poem? n/a


word verification: fiests

Anne said...

I stuck my answers up on my blog: http://landmammal.blogspot.com/2008/11/kick.html

Lyle Daggett said...

1. The most recent poem I finished is dated November 2 in my notebook. I date poems, in my notebook, with the date I finish them.

2. Title is "second movement." (All lowercase, as given here.)

3. A lone figure over open ground walking through snow.

4. I always have multiple poems percolating in my brain, or wherever poems percolate. I have multiple poems percolating now. (I usually think of it as cooking or fermenting or, maybe germinating. Or taking shape under subterranean geological pressure. I'm not a coffee drinker.)

In my note book I typically have a half dozen or so poems in progress at any one time. I do right now.

5. Just picking one image from one of the in-progress poems at random: a basement room in a government building somewhere in (possibly) Central or South America (or possibly somewhere else), in which a man sits in a chair, with no clothing, his body streaked with sweat, while he is interrogated and tortured by police who were trained by the U.S. military.

Oliver de la Paz said...

1. November 2.

2. Autumn Song in Four Variations for L.

3. "beak upright and crown, black as a demon's eye."

4. Yes.

5. No image but a title--Remission as the Conversion of Saul to Paul

Humorless, I know.

WV=vizess

Justin Evans said...

1. November 25th, 2008

2. Upon Hearing the Colossus of Rhodes is to be Rebuilt
as a Giant Light Sculpture

3. Sailors who can't help sneak a peek.

4. No.

Frank said...

1. 2006?

2. This is a picture of a bunch of krill.

3. A squirrel bounding along the top of a stockade fence, sinewave like.

4. No.

5. N/A

Eduardo C. Corral said...

posted my homework on my blog.

Stephanie King said...

1. September (OMG... I can't believe it's been so long. I need to get on the ball.)

2. Baby Says (2)

3. A quarantine gown

4. Yes, actually.

5. a long appendix

John Gallaher said...

1. Monday, I think. I just kind of throw them in a file.

2. Something Understood

3. "With that, the Santa blew from the porch and took a string of lights with it."

4. Yes. It's going to be called "Cinema Effect."

5. We feel closer to our home movies this way, as a form of immediacy
in an inarticulation of houses,
as we keep desiring them to be participants
or else any daily things we hear out the window "bad dog"
and continue that afternoon in summer.

Or something like that.

WV: burre, which is how I feel this morning.

Amy said...

1. November
2. Then We Wake You Make You Rise
3. a parquet floor
4. No. Same damn poem.
5. N/A