I recently wrote a jigsaw poem for Poets Who Blog, “Rainbow”. The poem, written for the late Layne Staley (lead singer of Alice In Chains), is now up on the site at:
For those who don’t know what a jigsaw poem is, I’ll briefly explain how it works:
- PWB announces that there will be an opportunity to write a jigsaw poem, then solicits ten words from poets on PWB.
- A word list is created by poets leaving ten random words in the comments of that post.
- Participating poets write a poem using those ten words somewhere in the poem.
- The finished poems are e-mailed to the founder of PWB, who then posts the poem.