|Swap Coordinator:||latentsmile (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Miscellaneous Letters & Writing|
|Number of people in swap:||6|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Rating requirement:||4.80 (unrated swappers allowed)|
|Last day to signup/drop:||March 1, 2013|
|Date items must be sent by:||March 22, 2013|
|Number of swap partners:||2|
Image from austinkleon.com for demonstration purposes only Check out his site for awesome blackout poetry ideas and inspiration!
For this swap, photocopy a NEWSPAPER page (or you may use the actual newspaper if you like...if you do so, please mount it on card stock or similar, sturdy material). Black out all but a few words creating a poem from the words. You may add embellishments, or draw/doodle on the page in between the blackouts, but it IS NOT NECESSARY. :)
ADDED 13 FEBRUARY - Use of newspapers printed in languages other than English is acceptable. Please write an English translation upon the page on which you are writing the finished poem. (Does that make sense? Oh, I am unsure...)
THIS GETS MISSED A LOT: Your info will NOT be on the back of this page... You will put at least your final poetry words, name, date, and location (i.e. city, state, country, as it's always nice to see where your swaps came from) on a separate paper to be put into your partner's journal on a facing page.
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). Pages should be no larger than composition book size (apprx 7.5 inches x 9.5 inches). 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.
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.
This is a repeating swap, and I will host every three weeks or so as long as there is interest.
A rating of 4.8 or above please to participate in this swap. I will not tolerate flakers and late sends. Late senders in my swaps are banned from the next series swap of any of my swaps unless they contact me and I deem the reason to be excusable. Will angel if necessary. Responsible newbies with well-filled profiles are welcome.
PLEASE WATCH FOR THE UPCOMING BLACKOUT POETRY GROUP I WILL BE STARTING SOON!
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