I LOVE LOVE LOVE blackout poetry! I love how within the words of another you can find your own voice. It’s a lot of fun and a really good way to figure out how you’re feeling in the moment. It is really amazing how different words and combinations will jump out at you depending on your state of mind. Anyone can do this! Some are gems and others not so much but it is always fun.

The first time I tried to do a blackout poem, I stared at the page for what seemed like ages. Not because I couldn’t find anything (I’m pretty sure I was pleased with what I had deciphered). I was having a hard time “blacking out” things. I am a huge book lover and reader and it seemed crazy to me vandalize a book!!! I managed to convince myself that these are books I had already read and bought second-hand. This way I was giving the pages a third our fourth life. A sort of book reincarnation. Try it out! Let me know how you like it!

-amora

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