I like, and I just realized this now, that one can make their paragraphs into poetry using a wordprocessor (E.g. Open Office Writer) and the moving-margin ruler arrow. Squeezing your paragraph into 2 or 3 inches makes short, breathy, poemy lines. Change to a typewriter font for modernist poetry!

Edit: I just told my mum about my new system and she said that, actually, that’s not how to do poetry because she heard Lorna Crozier on the radio just yesterday saying that the real poets go over every word to make sure each is the most important. “But” I replied, “Did you notice the typewriter font I used?”

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