The new issue of Right Hand Pointing, the place to go for unique short poetry online, is up with a new poem of mine, “New Hampshire.” It was written for their submissions call for poems whose title is the name of a U.S. state, but although that issue was filled up, it was still published in the following, now current, issue.
The poem is in what I sometimes call my “strangled alphabet” form, in which only the letters in the title can be used in the poem, no letter used in a single word more times than it is used in the title. This is a variation on a lipogram, made more difficult with the frequency limitation.
Despite these limitations, the form sometimes forces me to come up with more imaginative wordplay. This poem was much fun to write! Hope you’ll stop by and read it.