19 May 2009

Pop Quiz

With "summer" here (don't tell that to my furnace), it's easy to fall prey to the lull of relaxation (ha). So here's another pop quiz to keep you on your toes.

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.

20 comments:

Penultimatina said...

Me me me! I'll go first! Over here, in the black shirt!

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

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

2. What was its title? Forensics.

3. What was one image from the poem (if applicable)? A snarl of flannel in a refrigerator
twenty miles outside Woodstock.


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

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

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

Class dismissed.

Sara said...

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

2. What was its title? Back to the Rookery (which I didn't realize I stole from you until just now!)

3. What was one image from the poem (if applicable)? A little girl with bifocals and an eye patch.

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

5. If you answered "yes" to number four, what is one image from that poem? See #4

Justin Evans said...

1. Poem a Day Challenge for April 2009

2. "Just This"

3. Being uplifted in body and spirit at the prospect of someone's death. the simile incorporated a leaf.

4. Yes

5. Cesarian Birth

Karen J. Weyant said...

1. On Sunday
2. The Trouble with Describing Tornado Weather
3. sky the color of nicotine stain
4. Yes
5. the dairy row in a supermarket

Kells said...

1. Yesterday

2. Prayer

3. apples, braided vine

4. Yes

5. pencil marks

Leslie said...

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

2. What was its title? [Progress]

3. What was one image from the poem (if applicable)? I think there were no images...something about prepositions


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

5. If you answered "yes" to number four, what is one image from that poem? the way a city protects you from all the sky's endless interrogations

Bernadette Geyer said...

1. May 13

2. "Idyllic Small Town, Circa 1970s"

3. parents waiting in line at the gas station

4. yes

5. carousel horses

Michael said...

1. Sunday afternoon.
2. Little White Church with Turquoise Trim.
3. Church wearing a belt made in New Mexico.
4. No
5. n/a

Steven D. Schroeder said...

1. Finished one of my April drafts late last week.
2. "Which Motherfucker Stole My Flow?"
3. N/A (it's more of a sonic/wordplay poem)
4. Yes
5. Bruises for arms

Collin Kelley said...

I love your pop quizzes, Miz Biddinger.

1) May 9

2) Funtown

3) An abandoned putt-putt golf course on a street now frequented by hookers.

4) Yes

5) Lafitte's Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans

Lyle Daggett said...

1. Worked on one for a few days, finished it this past Saturday the 17th.

2. the replacement of existentialism by irony as an essential animating force in contemporary culture

3. "the light fell in tears of amber on the rose-lit mantle of the tuscan hills"

4. Probably. Actually several poems in progress, which I generally do.

5. [Picking one of the in-progress poems at random]: "under the green rain, the gray spring air, on the green rolling ground"

DrZero said...

1. When was the last time you wrote a poem?
Sunday, at a workshop

2. What was its title?
The draft title is Church of Protest

3. What was one image from the poem (if applicable)?
Lilys, cushions and the open sky muffling complaints

4. Do you currently have a poem percolating in your brain? Ohhh, y'know, the odd one or two...

5. If you answered "yes" to number four, what is one image from that poem?
A young Viennese child reciting numbers to the accompaniment of her grandfather's violin.

erieblue said...

1. About a week ago.
2. "Kitchens and Their Attendant Rooms Can Be Dangerous" (but I don't really like this title
3. Shoe polish for nurses
4. Yes
5. Beer

Damsel said...

1. When was the last time you wrote a poem? 4 hours ago

2. What was its title? Leaving Memories

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

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

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

John Gallaher said...

I love your "pop quiz" posts.

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

Three hours ago.

2. What was its title?

The Aeronauts on Holiday.

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

"An aeronaut goes to a wedding, for instance, only to find
she’s the bride. Stand on the X, they say"

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

Yes.

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

A man stands on a cliff-edge at the end of the world.

Tom C. Hunley said...

1. Over a week ago. I'm teaching summer school right now.

2. Big News.

3. My sons and I flying a box kite in Fairmont, MN.

4. No.

P. J. said...

1. The last time you told me to. 2006, maybe?

2. Alcoholic Hausfrau Dreams of Holiday

3. I'd have to look it up, which I won't but it was something to do with a drunken woman getting drunkenly doinked by her drunken husband after a day of drunken daydreaming. It would be autobiographical if I had a wife.

4. I currently have nothing percolating in my head but some moonshine.

5. The only image from that "poem" is my brain cells whoopin' it up.

Stephanie King said...

1. The end of April

2. It is a titleless portion of a larger poem that still needs to be written. :)

3. rhododendrons and plugged gutters.

4. No.

5. :(

word verification: larri

Pearl said...

1. hope so. this morning. fragments of last few day may have congealed.
2. in line for cones
3. woman as bent twig
4. generally and now.
5. some justification for using the phrase "getting off scoff free"

maya ganesan said...

1. Thursday, I think.

2. It's still untitled.

3. Bittersweet wind.

4. Yes

5. warm delirious dreams