Newspaper Blackout Poems

Newspaper Blackout Poems

Newspaper Blackout Poems

Date posted: April 18, 2016

Found poetry is created by selecting words and phrases from one or more non-poetic sources and using them to create a poem. The text can come from a variety of sources, including books, newspaper articles, letters, menus, brochures, and shopping lists.

One form of found poetry is erasure or blackout poetry. Using existing text, the poet erases or covers most of the text, leaving words and phrases that compose the poem. This video shows how to create a newspaper blackout poem.

To see examples of blackout poetry, click here.

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