The pendulum of the Poemic Inquiry swings to the comics end of the hybrid for this prompt. One dominant practice in comics is to use both words and graphic images to communicate sound effects. This perhaps reaches its iconic (or is that kitschy?) pinnacle in the 1960's Batman TV series, where comics style sound effects and image bursts erupted regularly in fight scenes (Bop! Pow! Oof!). Of course, sound plays a pretty central role in poetry as well, from rhythm to onomatopoeia and beyond.
So, from now until the end of the month, consider exploring how poemics might use and/or subvert sound effects -- graphically, verbally, or otherwise. If you are not a contributor to this blog (and don't want to become one), leave a link in the comments section of this post or any other post having to do with the current Poemics Inquiry. And if you are a contributor, please put "PI" (or some other indication that you are responding to this Poemic Inquiry prompt) in the title of your post. I will post a wrap-up compendium of our works on this topic on or about March 1.
And, as always, feel free to suggest future Poemic Inquiry topics.
(Note: if you have poemic work that you want to share here that has nothing to do with the current Poemic Inquiry topic, please share it! The PI is just a little nudge for shared exploration of an idea. We welcome all poemic work here.)