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Imagine a prisoner whose supply of paper is restricted. To put it to fullest use, he will maximize his space by avoiding any letter extending above or below the line (b, d,f,g,h,j,k,l,p,q,t and y) and use only a,c,e,m,n,o,r,s,u,v,w,x and z. Compose a poem using only words that can be made from these letters AND which you source from your newspaper text.” –from The OULIPOST Handbook

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Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest’s Risks by Ellen Barry and Graham Bowley NYT|April 18, 2014

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