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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




Creating Blackout Poems with Google Docs



Poem Made by Cutting Up Wikipedia Articles




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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