Blackout poem

My first serious attempt at a blackout poem, in which you take a page from a book, magazine, or newspaper, then take a marker and cross out text to strategically reveal the words of the poem you are creating. The book I used was In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (2011, Crown Publishers). Since I haven’t really done this before, it took me several pages to arrive at something…

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National Poetry Writing Month: Day #11 (April 11, 2014)

Today’s prompt involved writing ‘about wine-and-love [sic]’. Wine and I don’t get along so well these days, so I decided to go with #11 on the LitBridge list:

Take an image that you can recall from the prior week. Use this image to help you write a poem.

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