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Probably not, but don’t worry, I don’t really care about that.
As some of you know, I have been playing around with blackout poetry. Here’s a video if you are wondering how to go about it yourself. Basically you just grab a page of newspaper or from a book and circle the words of your poem and blacken out the rest of the page . The vid uses paint, I used a Sharpie. You can add a drawing if you like or just black it out… either way. It doesn’t have to be fancy.
SO ABOUT THAT CONTEST!
Write your own piece of blackout poetry by the contest deadline of June 14th.
- Choose a page of print. (If you are one of those people who find book repurposing to be a sacrilege then by all means make a copy of the page.)
- Find your poem amongst the words on the page and black out the rest
- Your entry must tell us the book or newspaper title and page or date used to create it
- Please include the written poem in your entry as you can see they are difficult to read in this format…
- Your entry should not exceed fifty words , please include word count( My therapist judges these contests. No War and Peace. I can’t afford to waste an entire session on this. I’m pretty screwed up.)
- ***I will put up a link so you can link to your site for the entry.
- Have fun with this!
Here are some examples of blackout poetry:
There are no points for neatness or art but I enjoy some fun art and this is about fun… so go for it any way you like. No need for anything artsy or otherwise. Go to town with a pen for all I care….
An actual entry will look something like this:
The book is Messy Spirituality, by Mike Yaconelli page 128. (10 words excluding the title)
uncouth, messy, notorious sinner, unabashadly flawed -seeking a rowdy God
Then link it up here!
***If you don’t know how to do a link or if you don’t have a blog, please just leave a comment to that effect and I can help you out… don’t forgo the entry for something like that… pleeeeeeaaaaaseeeee…. don’t make me beg!
I know some folks have said no need for a prize but c’mon … I like to give one and admit it… you like to get something once in a while… So winner gets a 5×7 of their choice from Richard Hoebel Photography Blog. GO check it out… it’s great and there are the sweetest baby geese on there this week.