This week I thought we would take inspiration from Jane Cooper's poem Seventeen Questions About KING KONG. In it, Cooper asks only questions. Here's how it begins.
So, the challenge is to write a poem on a topic using only questions. Leave me a note about your poem and I'll post the results here later this week.
Seventeen Questions About KING KONG
Is it a myth? And if so, what does it tell us about ourselves?
Is Kong a giant ape, or is he an African, beating his chest like a responsive gong?
Fay Wray lies in the hand of Kong as in the hand of God the Destroyer. She gives the famous scream. Is the final conflict (as Merian C. Cooper maintained) really between man and the forces of nature, or is it a struggle for the soul and body of the white woman?
Read the poem in its entirety. You can also listen to Cooper read it.