Oulipost #14: Painting by Life, the Neatness Extremist

Oulipost #14: Column Inches. Refer to the advertising section or the classifieds in your source newspaper. Create a poem by replacing all of the nouns in your chosen ad segment or classified listing with nouns from one article in the same newspaper. You may use multiple ads/classifieds, presented in the order of your choosing.


Painting by Life, the Neatness Extremist


Call and hire the neatest shaker

Who will transform your brain’s passions

Into the panic that you will be happy with


One miracle does it all!

Fast and reliable

Artisan Marathon

Call Angkor Wat and get referred

To a mover today


Bomb, silk, treasures, wounds

Free future!


Sourced from The Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, April 14, 2014. (A New Finish Line, Bruce Newman plus 3 ads from the classifieds)

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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2 Responses to Oulipost #14: Painting by Life, the Neatness Extremist

  1. Robert C. Moore says:

    OH my God… you are very very talented. and I, I think, may be your muse, for better or worse. thank you. God Bless you

    Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:54:13 +0000 To: bobmoore33@msn.com

  2. Thats amusing! But thanks again with this post

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