About the Style
A blackout poem is when a poet takes a marker (usually a black marker) to highlight a text in a newspaper magazine or a book and starts marking out words until a poem is formed. The key thing with a blackout poem is that the text that remains form a sort of visual poem.
|1.||You can redact alphabets, words, phrases or the whole sentence.|
|2.||The poem could be in any format. No desired style or length.|
|3.||This kind of poetry is generally visual poetry.|
In this poem:
- This is the first page of the first chapter of the book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (“The Boy Who Lived”).
- In some parts of the page, some words are highlighted. In other parts, some alphabets or some phrases.
- A black marker is used to cover the unuseful parts.