Blackout Poetry

First, Happy National Poetry Month everyone!

Second, I have been reading some of Austin Kleon's work recently and that led me to something he's done a lot of: blackout poetry. I wanted to give it a try myself and this week I finally did. I found some old newspapers in the recycling bin at work and gave it a go.  It's pretty self explanatory as you can see in the pictures. And it was a lot of fun. I'm sure I will do it again and share more with you in the future. Here's a few of mine:

 

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If you want to learn more about how to make blackout poems, here is a video from Austin Kleon showing his process with some instruction: 

And here's a whole website if you want to read more blackout poems: 

http://newspaperblackout.com/

You should give it try yourself and if you do, I'd love to see them. 

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