Blackout Poetry…Taking the News to a Whole New Level

I was on del.icio.us last week and stumbled upon a very cool site by Austin Kleon where people have been posting newspaper blackout poems. Click here for one of my favorite examples from his site.

This type of poetry is created by taking a black marker and making poetry by coloring around the words in a newspaper article. The video below shows some grade 8 students trying it out! Very cool.

5 thoughts on “Blackout Poetry…Taking the News to a Whole New Level

  1. The video of the kids in action adds so much to the post. Neat idea – thanks for sharing!

    Have you seen this site – http://metaatem.net/words/ ?

    You type in a word and the script searches Flickr for photos to make up the letters. Might be a neat resource for six-word poems.

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