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May 10, 2011

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A wonderful exercise -- or prompt, as we seem to be calling it these days. I love the idea of not only cutting up texts but also applying the same logic to my own writing. Thank you, Shannon. -- DL

This looks fun! I'm definitely going to give it a try.

Yes, I recall you once unleashed a strike-through on an an entire poem of mine save the title and the last line--and it was much the better for it.

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