|© Catherine Giordano 2014|
After doing well over 400 news print poems, I thought black out poems would be easy for me.
Blackout poems are not easy for me! I have spent over two weeks trying to find text in the Orlando Sentinel to use. Today I found an interview with a restaurant owner and transformed it into a (sort of) love poem.
It took over two hours to "find" the poem in this text. A news print poem, once I have selected the text I am going to use, usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes. I didn't realize how lucky I was to do my first blackout poem so easily. (CLICK HERE to see the poem.)
Blackout poets: I salute you.
I wrote a web article about my experiences doing news print poetry. If you have a moment, take a glance at it. It's Found Poetry: The News Print Poetry Project
P.S.: If you are interested in learning to write poetry, I have recommended a couple of books on the lower left-hand side of this page.