Baroqueify! Assignment # 4: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

We read poems by K. Silem Mohammad, Julian Brolaski, and Brandon Brown that combine anachronisms with the hyper-contemporary.

The assignment for this week:

~ Merge anachronism of form or vocabulary (possibly using a poem from a bygone era as a “trellis” (Nicole Blackman’s term) or transformation point)with something of-the-moment (such as pop culture or political references). [OLD + NEW]

~ Incorporate at least three words from your “quarry sheet” (each participant had a unique sheet of ornate spam language). [BORROWED]

~ Affect or admit to, at least at moments, an air of melancholy. [BLUE]

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