Blackout Poetry

Recently, we challenged you to send in your own ‘Blackout Poem’. This is a form of art created by the artist Austin Kleon. You transform a piece of text (from a newspaper, old book, magazine, etc.) by crossing words you don’t want to use, and form your own, new sentence. Here are five of the poems we liked the most out of all submissions, is yours there?! (Click on the photos to enlarge)

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As you can see, real poems are hidden in ordinary texts. And of course, there’s also some humour hidden in between the lines 😉

If you got inspired by this task, you can try to make your own Blackout Poem and submit it to the website of Austin Kleon: http://austinkleon.com/

Have fun writing, ehm crossing!

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