Found Monostich

found monostich

Things to bring (or not)

found poetry: things to bring (or not)


sidebar in Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/1/12, presented here in patented x-ray poem vision

Theft Surveillance Tag Area

found visual poem: anti-theft sticker


found visual poem, source: Nicoderm CG packaging

This is the actual “Theft Surveillance Tag Area”, which implies I am strange enough to scan a box of Nicoderm – an implication that is 100% correct.

Hair Boiler

Hair boiler
falls
under
the broad
er cat
e
gory
of
textile, apparel and furnishings (TAF)
workers.

Duties include
turning valves
to admit
(and then
drain)
water
and
steam
into
vats of hair
and
readying
boiled hair
for
further processing
into
fibers,
cloth,
and upholstery
for us
e
in a wide range
of consumer products.

TAF workers
do not need a high school diploma
and
usually
learn
trade skills
by observing a veteran workers.

The median hourly wage
for such positions
is $13.81.

The median annual salary
is $28,720,
according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Industry turnover
is high,
so positions
can be found.


found poem, Philadelphia Inquirer Jobs Section, date unnoted

Found Poem from a Female Caller to the Weekly Radio Show “You Bet Your Garden” That Made Carol Titter

The squirrels
run down
the tree
and
jump in
my bush.

in a room on the second floor

in a room on the second floor (digital watercolor)


found poem, source: Caption to a photograph by Ron Cortes accompanying “Second change seen for Mt. Airy Landmark,” by Jennifer Lin, in The Philadelphia Inquirer 4/16/12.

Mystery man who handled rapid fox appears healthy

found poetry / collage poetry


found poem, source: “Mystery man who handled rapid fox appears healthy,” by Peter Mucha, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/26/12, B2

Elevator Maintenance: A Series of Non-Traditional Haiku Derived From a Statistical Analysis of Elevator Malfunctions on the Campus of UCLA


elevator maintenance​
where there are 497 elevators
​distributed in 99 different buildings
​​
. . . . . . . . . . . .

hundreds of elevator problems
are reported and need to be solved
each month

. . . . . . . . . . . .

elevator malfunctions
spread in
a wide range

ELEVATOR – OUT OF ORDER
ELEVATOR DOORS
ELEVATOR STUCK & OCCUPIED
​​
. . . . . . . . . . . .

The causes
of these elevator problems
are various

. . . . . . . . . . . .

“What are the most frequent
types of elevator troubles
in a building?”

​​the large volume of reports
the variety of the types of elevator problems
the cost of repairing an elevator

the efficiency of the mechanics
the concerns of the manager
and the results

. . . . . . . . . . . .

visualize
the multi-dimensional information
of each elevator malfunction event

fifteen
categorical
variables

​rectangular tables
of
frequencies

contingency tables
with non negative
value

. . . . . . . . . . . .

make a
decomposition
and a graphical representation of

deviations
from
independence

. . . . . . . . . . . .

visualize
the results
the information



found poetry / blackout composition, source: “Correspondence Analysis of Elevator Malfunction Matrices, Chapter 1: Introduction,” a Master’s thesis submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree Master of Science in Statistics by Ting Zhou, UCLA, 2008.

found poem

unclench your teeth
and soften them
​imagine the many reasons
​they act the way they do
​stretch to understand their predicament,
​their suffering and pain
​and realize, importantly,
​that it has nothing to do with you



found poem, source: truncated paragraph from “Why Sweet Treatment is Right for a Sourpuss,” Tamar Chansky, Phiadelphia Inquirer, 2/15/12, p. D2

CORRECTING ERRORS

Personalizing
the vocabulary

will

prevent

many

recognition errors

however, some

errors
are
inevitable.

By
properly
correcting errors

you
can
help
learn from them,

so
errors
are
less

likely
to happen
again.

You
can experiment with

when

to correct

and

how

to correct

[entirely by voice,
but also

typing over,
and more]

Explore
Correction

to see

what you prefer
in a given situation.


found poem w/ slight erasures, source: Quick Reference Card to Dragon Naturally Speaking 11.5