April 16, 2021
This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/
Participation in this Event is FREE!!!
Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library
Friday, April 16, 2021
When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration.
A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed.
Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry:
• Skim your page
• Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use
• Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie
• Read through your final poem
• Go through and blacken all of the material not used
• Bask in the glory of your creation
To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.