Opinion polls find
win is wild.
Drop in PQ.
Kind of works.
I wrote the above poem with the upcoming general election in Quebec in mind. For those of my readers that need some context, the PQ stands for Parti Québécois. They're the current government in power. They're not doing so hot...
Source: Only the front page of The Montreal Gazette. 2nd April, 2014. A1 section.
Method: Lipogram (Newspaper Titles). A lipogram is a text that excludes one or more letters of the alphabet. The ingenuity demanded by the restriction varies in proportion to the frequency of the letter or letters excluded. For this initial exercise, you will compose a poem using only words that can be formed from letters that are NOT found in the title of your newspaper. For example, if you are working with the Washington Post, you must avoid using words that contain the letters A, G, H, I, N, O, P, S, T and W. Read more "lipograms" in the comments section here.