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Blackout Poetry #8

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Blackout Poetry #8
Swap Coordinator:latentsmile (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Miscellaneous  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:13
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:April 22, 2013
Date items must be sent by:May 6, 2013
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

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. You may add embellishments, or draw/doodle on the page in between the blackouts, but it IS NOT NECESSARY. :)

Use of books printed in languages other than English is acceptable. Please write an English translation upon the page containing the written poem.

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.


KristinCali 04/11/2013 #

I've been trying this and it's harder than I thought! Does it have to be an actual rhyming poem? All I can come up with is a little story, a few sentences that make sense.

latentsmile 04/12/2013 #

po·em /ˈpōəm/ Noun A piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song, and that is usually rhythmical and metaphorical.

@KristinCali - as with the majority of poetry in the world, the poetry for this swap does not necessarily need to rhyme.

one of my good friends has a Blackout Poetry Blog if you need more reference and you can also do a Google image search for Blackout Poetry to see examples of acceptable works...and some great ideas, too!

KristinCali 04/13/2013 #

Thank you!

chubbyhell 04/15/2013 #

I LOVE THIS. I am so excited to be doing this!

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