Doctor Who / X-Files / Edward Gorey / Walking Dead

 

ACT 1. Doctor Who

 

Doctor Who is a Time Lord. He traverses time.

  1. Every poet writes an age and throws it into pile. Every poet draws. Write this number on the top left of your page. This is your POV.
  2. Every poet writes an age and throws it into a pile. Every poet draws. Write this Write this number on the top right of your page. This is the age of the subject you are observing.
  3. Write a pome as your POV Self (e.g. your 25-year old self) observing, judging or forgiving something your Subject Self (e.g. your 15-year old self) did or will do.
  4. Reverse so POV age (25 yrs old) becomes Subject and Subject Self (15 yrs old) becomes POV.

 

ACT 2. X-Files Acrostic

  1. Write down all the letters of the Muse’s name, each letter on a separate small piece of paper.
  2. Poets draw a letter and write a line to describe an X-Files inspired monster-of-the-week, how it destroyed a town.

 

ACT 3. Edward Gorey

Half the poets become illustrators, half the poets become writers. The poets form teams of two (each team w/ one illustrator and one writer).—maybe in modes instead, not teams—yes.

Each poet is assigned a letter. They write an alliterative sentence in the style of Edward Gorey, e.g. “A is for Abigail asphyxiated by apes.”

 

ACT 4. Walking Dead

Using the emoji cutouts, each poet keeps their own piece of paper, writing a line every round to express the emoji emotion, as if it were their own prevailing emotion on that particular day in a zombie apocalypse.

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