Having a blast with Blackout Poetry


Sahana Talwar

Here’s a torn up book                                          A black marker is what I took                            I circled the best                                             Then colored the rest                                  Now you’ll see a poem if you look

That right there is the recipe to making a blackout poem. Simply take the page of a torn up book, choose some words and color he rest black. The words don’t have to make sense; they can be random words that catch your eye or go along with a theme. Some of them turn out great, and some make no sense at all. Either way, making blackout poetry is a blast.