Blackout Poetry Mini-Challenge

And our winner is…

Screen shot 2013-10-12 at 2.04.01 PMEntry #11 — Kay at Dead Book Darling! I’ll be emailing you soon, Kay. Thanks for participating, everyone!

You’ve made it to Hour 5 of Dewey’s Read-A-Thon!

Your challenge is to create some blackout poetry and share it on your blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads, etc. (#readathonblackout)

How do you make blackout poetry?

You will need some text on paper that you are comfortable using a marker on. It can be an old book, newspaper, magazine. Anything will work. Then you’re going to use a black marker (or another dark color if you don’t have black) to mark out most of the text, leaving a poem behind.

I think it helps if you take a good look at the words beforehand. Decide which ones in the text you like best and work around them. I made a teeny tiny poem to give you an idea.

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Need more examples? Here you go.

To be eligible for the prize ($5 Amazon Gift Card):

  • Create your blackout poetry.
  • Take a photo of it and post it on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, wherever you like.
  • Link up below!

The challenge will run for 3 hours and I will then pick a participant at random to receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card!

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