If you're not familiar with it, blackout poetry (also known as Erasure) is an art form that involves crossing out (blacking out) lines of text to make a poem out of the words that remain. Anyone can do it and it's a great way to get your children interested in poetry, too.
Take a cheesy romance novel, a pile of Sharpies, a roll of duct tape, and some decoupage paper, and you get this masterpiece:
To celebrate National Poetry Month, I'm going to be sharing one poem a day from my first book of blackout poetry. Here's today's poem:
do you remember?
a lovely face
the last thing
I hope this has inspired you to try blackout poetry yourself. You can start with a page from an old book or even yesterday's newspaper. Give it a try and don't forget to share the results!