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Date: April 8, 1999
"All the News That's Fit to Say": Compose a story in which all dialogue is lifted solely from headlines of newspaper articles in today's New York Times.
Optional: begin the story with a headline from the front page, and end with an editorial's caption.
60 Cent Villanelle
A poet is recognized at last.
Wondering what will happen next
American boat snaps its mast.
No place to nest.
Trailblazer follows genetic fingerprints
thinking he recognizes a poet. At last
a ghostly tail, spun by stars,
a legal aftershock jars
a boat's master,
a loss by the devils.
Logic and reason out the window,
a poet is recognized, at last.
Will the voices grow ever quieter?
Gasping for air under a blanket of pollen
a boat snaps. Its mast
chips off the old block and stumps.
Bad phantoms may be at work.
Not a chance A poet
is recognized last. America naps.
Politics and the Watershed
The master's winner must be cool and tough.
In Bronx high-speed Amtrak begins to roll, slowly. Trouble in paradise. Meanwhile, in Israel, Lester A. Mount, neurosurgeon, 89, clears hurdle.
What's doing in Jerusalem:
Lester's advanced micro hurt problems lead to dip in Pelican Lake.
An era is fading. No more easy rides. Many see their future in a past.