Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Newspaper Blackout Poetry

Tips for creating blackout poetry:
-Scan the newspaper for images, don't read it
-Parody the article or transform it into something new to make a statement
-Don't summarise an article, shop for words
-Circle parts you may want to keep

Newspaper Blackout Poetry is an interesting concept but to me it seems not that creative and actually kind of visually unappealing. It would be different to try the process but it seems like a very restricting way to write and much different than what I am used to. I am entertaining the idea of trying this myself just to experiment with new ways of writing but I fear I may not like it.


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