Sourced from The Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, April 26, 2014.
Beautiful Outlaw (Belle Absente).The outlaw in question is the name of the person (or subject) to whom the poem is addressed. Each line of the poem includes all the letters of the alphabet except for the letter appearing in the dedicated name at the position corresponding to that of the line: when writing a poem to Eva, the first line will contain all letters except E, the second all letters except V, and the third all letters except A. I took some liberties with the form (a lot of liberties, actually) and just made sure each line omitted the forbidden letter.
Choose someone mentioned in your newspaper to whom to address your poem. Compose a beautiful outlaw poem following the procedure outlined above and using words sourced from your newspaper text. Inspired by Yahya Abdi.