Write to the Elephant: methods

To help and/or provoke the writing of poems for Write to the Elephant, we offer here a selection of methods or recipes. The general aim is to write poems during journeys to Elephant & Castle, though they needn’t be about the journey or the destination, and, of course, these methods are optional. Poems brought to the 4th October event may be discussed, recited and possibly published online at NEON Review.

The procedures listed here are the inventions of Paul Taylor, apart from the famous metro poem, devised by Jacques Jouet, a member of the illustrious Oulipo.


metro poem





Created for Write to the Elephant, 4th October 2012.

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