27th February 2021
Here we are again! Round two of form Friday and today I want to take it hella breezy and create some blackouts. A blackout poem also known as an erasure, is poetry made from existing text. Let Tyler Knott Gregson show you what I mean:
You can do this with old books, articles, newspapers, literally anything with existing text can be transformed into poetic dopeness. You could just take a photo of the pages and do this digitally if you don't want to wreck your books. Rudy Francisco did an erasure of song lyrics and made it look like so:
I do all my blackout poems using Twilight and I think some might say that I cheat but to me, it's just using what I have and making it work. Best advice I have is don't ever be afraid to step outside of the box. Blackout poems are fun, let them be that. Some create artwork like Instagram user @blackout.on.life
Here's some of mine, including today's 3x3 not in 3x3 form.
So have fun. Be a rebel. Bend the rules. And regret nothing. This one is my favourite and I don't know why:
GIF O Clock
The blackout is also one of my favourite wrestling moves. I didn't know this was going to turn into a facts newsletter but it did.
It would be rude to do a newsletter about blackouts and not acknowledge 'The Blackout'
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