Hey Writers! Today I am going to be telling you guys about blackout poetry. Here is a picture to help you see what it looks like:
I stumbled across this kind of poetry when I was doing a school project and I loved it so much! I am going to teach you how to do it, Here we go:
Find some old newspaper, magazine or a page from an old book.
Circle a word or phrase that stands out to you and circle other words in the page that go with it.
Outline the words with black sharpie or any other black marker or pen of your choice.
At this point you have two choices, you can either just color over the rest of the words like in the example or you can turn it into a picture like me.
It says: A sense of pride will tell you, the years point towards the front.
Your poem may not have correct grammar, but you can change that. This doesn’t even have to be a poem, it can be a sentence in your story too. I think this is a great way to stretch your creative muscles, it can also help you get over writer’s block. This is a lot of fun, there are a million possibilities. Here are a few pictures to get inspiration-
(The first two are mine)
(The last two pics are from Pinterest)
Click on the link for a website for more inspiration: Make Blackout Poetry
Have a nice day!