TEDxLSSC Ripples Poetry
Blackout poetry is created by taking a written piece of text from a book, newspaper, or magazine and redacting words, in order to come up with your own found poetry. By selecting some of the words and then coloring over other words with a marker so they are no longer visible, the writer creates a new story or poem from the existing text. Your poem can be made up of single words or phrases or they can be read like a story. It's totally up to you!
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN BLACK-OUT POEM:
Take a piece of text from a book or magazine.
- Circle, highlight, and/or select the words that stand-out to you.
- Cross-out, color over, or black-out the words you wish to omit.
- Decorate the page or create a collage to highlight your poem.
- Celebrate these new ideas and thoughts.