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Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon

Finished reading “Newspaper Blackout” by Austin Kleon. For examples of blackout poems, click here. I took a pamphlet I purchased in New Orleans and had a blackout poetry contest with my friend. We sat down with three pages of text and a marker. She finished first. Still, it was fun to look at a sea of …

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Prompt–Monday, February 20

A friend of mine gave me a copy of “The Ms of M Y Kin” by Janet Holmes, which is a book of cross-out poems from some of Emily Dickinson’s poetry. A cross-out poem is, by my definition (since I couldn’t find a definition in either of my poetry dictionaries), a poem created by blocking out or …

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