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Found Poetry and Blackout Poems

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What is Found Poetry?


  • According to the website, “Ask Jeeves for Kids,” a found poem is “a composition made by combining fragments of such printed material as newspapers, signs, or menus, and rearranging them into the form of a poem.”



Image by Laura Randazzo

Found Poem:  Poetic Form, from Poets.org



Teaching Strategy:  Found Poems from Facing History and Ourselves


Retelling History Though Poetry, Library of Congress


Found Poetry Instructions from ReadWriteThink



Hide from Math? a found poem by Bob Maloy



Student Challenge:  Create a New York Times Found Poem


Found and Headline Poems, from National Council of Teachers of English




Found Art Poetry




The Arrow Finds Its Mark:  A Book of Found Poems.  Georgia Heard, Roaring Brook Press, 2012





What is Blackout Poetry?


Blackout Poems, Scholastic


Searching for Poetry in Prose, New York Times.


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