The concept behind this project is truly novel! It’s one thing to build a collection of found poetry as a single author. It’s another thing to build a found poetry collection with another author. It’s yet another thing to build a found poetry collection of collaborations with that other author. It’s still another thing to build a found poetry collection from work by a single author. It’s yet another thing to build a found poetry collection by multiple authors. It’s still another thing to build a found poetry collection from original work that was a collaboration. It’s yet another thing to build a found poetry collection that creates new pieces from the found pieces initially created for the collection. And this book has all of the above! Personal faves included “Forget,” “Lane,” “Dead One,” “How to Disappear,” “Medusa Smiles,” “Collecting, “To Hide the Change,” “Disappear,” “Smiles,” “Scars,” “Hide,” “Shattered,” and “Behind the Whispers.”
Cool concept. Original poetry created from the lines of other poetry, credited to the original source. No plagiarism. What I liked about this was how it sparked the imagination in a few words. I am quite partial to that.
It's a short book too, one to take your time with. Read closely. Six or so a day suited me just fine. I also think this book could inspire creativity for many writers out there. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Foundlings has continued to receive much positive comment and the highlight has come with its nomination for the 2023 Elgin Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). Voting is July through September so we have a few months to await results but the nomination alone is wonderful!