Experiment with chance

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Award-winning Toronto-based poet Kevin Connolly invites you to experiment with chance operation in his writing exercise. Try it!



A cranium

About two Hours

A copy of Jane Eyre

The Task:

Write a 21 line poem about “regret.” You can divide the stanzas as you wish, but they should be regular (i.e. three seven-line stanzas, or, seven three-line stanzas, etc.)

Go to your copy of Jane Eyre. Open the book randomly and without looking, put your finger on a word. The first interesting word you find, that’s the last word of your last line.