Blackout Poetry Creative Writing Class
In this class we'll learn what Blackout Poetry is and we'll create Blackout Poetry of our own!
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How does a “One-Time” class work?
Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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To introduce learners to Blackout Poetry, I begin this class with the history of this "found" form of poetry, dating back to the 18th Century and a neighbor of Benjamin Franklin's! During this historical overview, I encourage learners to respond to the story of the creation of Blackout Poetry and to share their impressions with the group. After presenting the history of Blackout Poetry, I demonstrate how it is constructed from existing texts. As a group, we analyze the pieces together to...
This class is taught in English.
In order to create Blackout Poetry, learners must come to class with two supplies: (1) A page of text. Each learner will need a short page of text that can be written on. Learners may use a section from a newspaper or a magazine or learners can print something out to use. I have found some good short stories on this site: https://www.storyberries.com/ that would work well for this poetry writing activity. (The goal is to find a text the learner can write on during class not necessarily a story the learner enjoys.) (2) A black marker or a black crayon. Each learner will need either a black marker or a black crayon.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Dr. Sharon B-C
Literature & Writing Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
88 total reviews
156 completed classes
Welcome to my classroom! I live in Washington, DC and have enjoyed teaching students of all ages for over 25 years. I love working to help learners appreciate literature and develop their rhetorical and creative writing skills, and a central...