"For me, the biggest joy in writing found poetry is that you get to approach a text in a new way," Baker says. "Usually, we read because we have to (for school) or because we're compelled forward by an interesting story. Rarely do we stop and look at the way language is used or the way sentences are structured. Found poetry gives writers the chance to break open a text and delve beyond just the superficial storyline to the conventions and word choices it's composed of. And it's fun because you never know what you're going to find! You might find a love poem in an astronomy textbook or a war commentary piece in Jane Austen."
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