Poetry...

In one of the various Oulipo articles, there was a sentence that was attached to the back of my mind; it said how the creators and members of this literary group did not have in mind that The Oulipo was to create literature, but rather to create new forms of literature. It's nonsensical, at least to me, considering that when creating a new form of poetry, one must write a poem as an example of how the new structure is woven in the new form at hand. This is yet another example of how one sort of media evolves and creates a new form of media which at its time of creation is new, but will later be one of the founding members of a new media which will evolve in the future. I found it interesting how these poets came to different methods of writing new forms that would eventually be in their own classification like that of sonnets. These forms have not taken any type of mainstream trend, it seems; it is unheard of that a large group of poets of our time or of previous generations within the birth of The Oulipo have tried these forms--apart from the members and a few writers who later followed the creed-- but, which is interesting because though these forms are present in the history of literature, there has not been any new forms that have taken such popular liking in writing societies as that of sonnets or other forms like free verse.