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Newspaper Blackout Poetry

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Grab a marker and today's morning edition and start blacking out sections to create a new story. It could be a poem, a picture, or a novella, all drawn from the words of the latest news.

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The Grey Warm Pearls Shone…

I finally got around to playing with Tom Woodward‘s Erasure Poetry SPLOT (smallest possible learning online tool?) on the VCU’s Artfulness site. I knew of the process of removing text from a page of text to create a tight, terse phrase or poem as Newspaper Blackout Poetry, …

The new lack of creativity

My sentence with a deep take on creativity

Newspaper Blackout Poetry

For my last visual assignment of the week, I chose one called “Newspaper Blackout Poetry.” It was worth 3 points. Here’s the link to the assignment: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/newspaper-blackout-poetry/

When I first saw this assignment, I knew I would want to complete it for this week. So, I picked up the New …

Me and the TV

Someone asked for comments on this post – http://namackerfire.com/brainmagic/blog/2013/10/23/sound-of-the-hollyhocks-the-rocks-final-night/ I complied via blackout poetry.

Colour Between the Lines

The Newspaper Blackout Assignment suggests that you should “grab a marker and today’s morning edition and start blacking out sections to create a new story. It could be a poem, a picture, or a novella, all drawn from the words of the latest news”.  I decided to shake this up …

My Newspaper Poetry looks like the AIDS Quilt…

I did not think that my Newspaper Blackout Poetry assignment would be so challenging when I started it, but it was. I chose an editorial about Obama’s Inaugural Speech from the New York Times and managed to turn it into a poem about the history of the Gay Rights Movement.…

Everybody Wants To Imagine

The assignment I chose is Newspaper Blackout Poetry. The activity calls for using a marker and a magazine to black out sections to create a new story. I truly underestimated the difficulty of this task. Firstly, being that I am at my girlfriend’s, the closest thing to a newspaper …

Emily’s Laughter.

 

 
This was a miniature article making Emily have a twisted sense of humor. This assignment was pretty straight forward. You simply just needed a marker to blacken words from a newspaper article and create a new story with the words that are left unblackened.
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Visual Assignment #3

For my third assignment, I did the Newspaper Blackout Poetry, worth 3 stars.
Here’s the image:

The poem reads:
“sacred representations”
murders
attempted murder
confused, angry and fearful
feel sacred figures
ubiquity of sacred images
t-shirts and bumper stickers
deadly
the path was settled
the creation to be a violation…

We the Chickens

My final assignment from the bank this week was Newspaper Blackout Poetry:
“Grab a marker and today’s morning edition and start blacking out sections to create a new story. It could be a poem, a picture, or a novella, all drawn from the words of the latest news.”

Fredericksburg chickens…

Other people’s words

For an assignment that I didn’t enjoy nearly as much as I thought I would, I certainly went a bit overboard with it. There’s another newsprint blackout poem under the cut, as well as my own spin on the art form.

Weirdly, I think the reason I found this assignment…

Visual Assignment: Newspaper Blackout Poetry

Newspaper Blackout Poetry
Grab a marker and today’s morning edition and start blacking out sections to create a new story. It could be a poem, a picture, or a novella, all drawn from the words of the latest news.
This is a 3 star assignment.

Instead of a national newspaper…

More ds106 Visual Fun

A ds106 assignment that intrigued me was Newspaper Blackout Poetry. It’s a three star assignment and that seemed excessive to me, at first. Turns out, it is pretty challenging.

I looked at several articles and tried to plan out some possibilities. I actually wanted to avoid this one because it…

Unscrambling Messages

Wow, what a week it has been at Camp. Everything is going okay, but this stress of keeping everything upbeat is taking its toll. The campers are all engrossed in their creative activities, and Martha and i seem to have gotten a few of the lagging students up to speed.…

life. a newspaper blackout poem

The newspaper poetry blackout assignment is a project I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I’m a big fan of the fridge magnets that give you a limited set of words to work and create with and I see this kind of assignment along the same lines.
I grabbed my free…

Altered Books and Blackout Poetry

My middle school students have been working for the past month on their altered books.  One of the parents donated a bunch of old science books from Time Life and we have been systematically ripping out pages, painting, gluing, and using Sharpies on them.  Here are a few of their…

Arthur C. Clarke Blackout Poetry

Though it’s not a newspaper (as the original #Ds106 assignment prescribes), I had the idea this afternoon while my teaching parnter was teaching the Arthur C. Clarke short story, “I forget thee, Earth” to give the front page of our handout the blackout poetry treatment.
The text of the new…

Visual Assignment: Newspaper Blackout Poetry

I loved this assignment.…

VisualAssignments11: Blackout Poetry

Visual Assignment 11. (View on Flickr.) This assignment is worth 3 stars. (10/10) This is my version of Blackout Poetry. This assignment was submitted by Tim Owens, and is absolutely beautiful. The text of my poem reads: “The aftermath of enthusiasm foreshadows a potentially ugly road ahead, and problems if…

English Teacher in Tokyo – Blackout Poetry

For Native English Speakers Teaching in Japan.
Black out Poems are a contemporary form of  poetry, lead by Austin Kleon who is the creator, I’m sure. I fell in love with the work I’ve seen at ds106 and their creative Blackout poetry assignments. I just had to do one!I ran…

News Paper Blackout Poetry ds106 asignment #4

Description: Grab a marker and today’s morning edition and start blacking out sections to create a new story. It could be a poem, a picture, or a novella, all drawn from the words of the latest news.

I think out of all the projects this one was the most fun…

Newspaper Blackout Poetry – 3 point versoin

Newspaper Blackout Poetry is  Visual Assignment 11. It was submitted by Tim Owens (@timmmmyboy  on twitter). The assignment description is to:
“Grab a marker and today’s morning edition and start blacking out sections to create a new story. It could be a poem, a picture, or a novella, all drawn from…

Newspaper Blackout Poetry – 2 point version

Newspaper Blackout Poetry is  Visual Assignment 11. It was submitted by Tim Owens (@timmmmyboy  on twitter). The assignment description is to:
“Grab a marker and today’s morning edition and start blacking out sections to create a new story. It could be a poem, a picture, or a novella, all drawn from…

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Blackout Poetry

This might be a tad depressing, but Egypt is on a lot of people’s minds right now…

working on my poetry skills

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Poems, in a couple separate forms.

I have always enjoyed the power of images to influence what we interpret from words. I remember getting so frightened of a picture in a book as a child that I was absolutely unable to finish the rest of the text until I had come to terms with the picture.…

Punxsutawney Phil says Spring!

The last two days of daily shoots have made me incredibly anxious for spring.  On Wednesday, it was almost 60 degrees and all the daily shoots were outside minus jackets.  Then today, the daily shoot photo was about taking sky/horizon pictures.  All my pictures were just so colorless since the…

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