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Blackout Poetry Swap #1 - New Series

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Blackout Poetry Swap #1 - New Series
Swap Coordinator:latentsmile (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Art 
Number of people in swap:14
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:August 10, 2012
Date items must be sent by:August 17, 2012
Number of swap partners:2

With her permission, I am taking over this swap for Faun00 for the time being. Image borrowed from Faun00's swap series

This is a continuing swap, and the rules will be the same as in previous Blackout Poetry Swaps. I will be hosting one at least every three weeks as long as there is interest. You will have one week after your partner is assigned to send.

For this swap, photocopy a page from your favorite book (or you may use an actual book page if you like). Black out all but a few words creating a poem from the words.

To make this nice for people to put in their journal your info will NOT be on the back... You will put at least your name, date, location (i.e. city, state, country, as it's always nice to see where your swaps came from) and final poetry words on a separate paper to be put into your partner's journal on a facing page.

We will NOT actually mail journals around, but we will decorate our own journals to paste our received poetry into. Please use a book that is at least composition notebook size, as that should be about the right size for any of the swaps you get.

You will have 2 partners and will send a different photocopied blackout poem to each of them (you can always send more if you feel inspired). You can decorate it if you wish, but it is not a requirement. Use your imagination and have fun! Send something you would like to receive.

A rating of 4.8 or above please to participate in this swap. Message me if you are lower, but I will not tolerate flakers. Will angel if necessary. Responsible newbies welcome.


LavenderLizard 07/28/2012 #

Thank you for continuing this inspirational series! I had not heard of this style of poetry before the swaps, and am now using it in some programming for children at my library as well as creating it myself.

latentsmile 07/29/2012 #

Happy to hear it's been of some "real world" use. :) I absolutely LOVE blackout poetry and hope for this swap to grow and continue on. <3

blockstar 08/ 5/2012 #

I am so excited about this! I am working an an entire book right now!

Spencerette 08/ 5/2012 #

Thank you for continuing this series of swaps :)

hannibal 08/ 9/2012 #

what size should these be??

latentsmile 08/10/2012 #

@hannibal - no larger than composition book page size (apprx 7.5 x 9.5) Most books are not this large, so if they are photocopied at 100% of the size most book sizes should work.

latentsmile 08/13/2012 #

For those interested, the second swap is posted. :)


Faun00 08/16/2012 #

Thank you for continuing this for me, we have had a lot going on at home and am only starting to get back into swapping(for my own sanity :-) We have had a lot of illness and it sees to not be slowing so thank you again.

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