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    1. Thanks, Dick. Audio’s a great thought, but it would have to be a now-and-then thing; it would be too time-consuming otherwise. (Also, the computer on which I do audio recording is down for the count and may not get back up.)

      I’d love to see what you’d come up with. My technical process, for what it’s worth, is to copy and paste the text into a new Open Office document (after removing the formatting in Notepad), full-justify it, then take a screenshot and crop in Screenpresso (which is freeware). I save that as a jpeg, open it in Photoshop, and use the eraser tool (once I figure out what words I want to keep). You can also do erasures right in your word-processing program with strike-throughs or the highlighter set to black (my original method with this project). I notice Screenpresso has a fade-out tool, too…

      As for the drafting of the poems, it’s become quite like writing any other poem, except that I’m restricted to certain words in a set order. I draft right below the original text, usually starting with a list of the nouns and the phrases that most attract me and then seeing what verbs I can match them up with.

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