Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Stealing links from Metafilter again, but this is too charming to pass up - Francis Heaney takes an anagram of a famous poet's name and then writes a poem in the style of that poet based on the anagram title. For example, a pithy poem entitled "I Will Alarm Islamic Owls" as written by William Carlos Williams.

Usually these sorts of literary gimmicks are rather tedious, but this really made me laugh. The full text is available free online, though bound copies can also be purchased on Amazon.