my name is Boat— Katy / krfabian (@krfabian) March 24, 2021
and wen im tired
(but shipping werk
is still required)
then all I want
is lyttle snooze
i turn to side
i blok the Sooz
In case you are not familiar with the Bredlik form, here is an explanation. And here is more. Also, in case you've been living in a cave, the internets have lost their mind over the boat in the Suez Canal.
I am thinking of making my intro to creative writing students write one of these poems. We're in the poetry half of the semester, I'm focusing on form, and this is a new form which likely would not have happened without internet, so it seems perfect.
On the other hand, they get so upset whenever something isn't written in Standard English. Some of them literally can't read anything that plays with language this way -- at least, they say they can't ("I couldn't understand it! It took me an hour to read the first paragraph!") and I've begin to stop doubting it.
I gave them "The Semplica Girl Diaries" to read a few weeks ago (when we were still doing fiction) and they were destroyed. (Not because they liked it, or found it devastating: because they literally could not read it.)